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The photograph Child with Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park, N.Y.C. 1962, by Diane Arbus, shows a boy, with the left strap of his shorts hanging off his shoulder, tensely holding his long, stringy, thin arms by his side. Clenched in his right hand is a toy replica hand grenade (an Mk 2 "Pineapple"), his left hand is held in a claw-like gesture, and his facial expression is maniacal.

In the last two years of her life, she gained access to a home for the mentally handicapped in Vineland, New Jersey and photographed the residents on multiple occasions. She originally wanted to produce a book on this singular subject, which is something she had not done previously. The images were not exhibited during her lifetime, however a book was published in 1995 titled "Untitled" that consisted of 51 images and was published posthumously by her daughter Doon in conjunction with the Aperture Foundation. This body of work is ethically complex; for it is not certain that the subjects in the images gave consent, let alone were able to give consent. Arbus was sensitive to the issue of acquiring releases for her magazine work, and some images were pulled from the 1967 MoMA show because she didn't have releases from some subjects. Advocates for special needs say that the subjects probably didn't give permission or understand what being photographed entails. MEDIUM Wire Pull Smoke Bomb/Cannon (90 Seconds) for Weddings, Photoshoots, Parties, Events, Paintball & Birthdays - Party Accessories X 1 Simple Dimple Toy Sensory Toy, Stress Relief Sensory Hand Toy For Kids Adults Concentration Training,Office & Desk Toy For All AgeShe frequented Hubert's Museum freak shows, investigated body builder competitions, beauty contests, and youth gang meetings, which are all events where voyeurism is encouraged. Hubert's was located in Times Square, which was a seedy epicenter of hedonism; an area not often frequented by women. This live show was open from 1925-1969 and for 25 cents one could gaze upon human oddities, such as the bearded lady, or Zip the human pinhead, as well as performers such as sword swallowers and snake charmers. This show was a safe space for one to gaze upon unique humans, and gave Arbus a taste of where her interests were to develop. She later approached subjects independently and sought out those who live on the margins of society, those that are often thought of as grotesque. Sikh Infantry - Grenade Launcher | Sikh Desert Raiders | Grimdark Sci-Fi Tabletop Gaming | Resin 3D Printed Miniature | Kyoushuneko In the 1972 documentary about Arbus’ life titled Masters of Photography: Diane Arbus, she is quoted as saying that people have an actual self and an intended self, and that she liked to capture the gap between the two. She wanted to capture a person disarmed, when the way in which someone tries to present themselves to the world fades, and their internal or “true” self comes through. Of course, as the photographer she has the artistic liberty to determine what she portrays as a person’s “true” self. For example, in the aforementioned work Child with a toy hand grenade in Central Park, NYC, she apparently determined that the grim, frustrated face of the boy was most accurate to his true self, “truer” in some way than the silly, playful child in the other photos that she opted not to publish. Segal, David. "Double Exposure." The Washington Post, May 12, 2005, https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/11/AR2005…. Despite this admitted numbness to joy and pain, Diane Arbus had a striking ability to pull the drama out of any situation and illuminate it through portrait photography. One of her most famous photographs, Child with a toy hand grenade in Central Park, NYC is exemplary of this skill. The photograph is a powerful image of a knobby-kneed, dirt-stained boy holding a plastic grenade in the park, his mouth set into a grim, serious expression and his eyes bursting wildly out from the image. Author Deborah Nelson explains how this photograph was number eight in a set of eleven that Diane took of the boy, none of which were particularly remarkable, except for this one. In all of the other images, he looks like a normal, happy little boy playing in the park. In the photo she chose to print and publish, he looks entirely different. Perhaps this wildness reflects his true self, and Arbus was only able to capture it in one frame. Or perhaps the boy is a symbol, representative of a certain excitement or intensity Arbus was seeking from life and from the people that she encountered.

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