Click Bait: On Diane Arbus

By Parul Sehgal, Bookforum, June 1, 2017

For years a rumor circulated that she’d set up a camera to record her suicide, to shoot her as she lay, “crunched up” in her bathtub, in the medical examiner’s words, wrists sliced to the tendons. Fear was part of what Arbus was seeking, even if she didn’t understand entirely why.

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