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The Writer’s Almanac for March 14, 2017: Hamburger Heaven

Mar. 14, 2017: birthday: Diane Arbus

It’s the birthday of the photographer Diane Arbus (books by this author), born Diane Nemerov in New York City (1923). She took portraits of transvestites, giants and dwarfs, twins, triplets, carnival performers, and sometimes ordinary people with troubling expressions or postures. She said: “I work from awkwardness. By that I mean if I stand in front of something instead of arranging it, I arrange myself.”