If you have never seen a picture of a woman swallowing a sword, you should take a closer look at the photo by Diane Arbus on this poster promoting the exhibition of her photographs at the Met in 2005. The fine print at the bottom of this poster lists the title of this photograph as Albino Sword Swallower at a Caranaval MD 1970.
The name of this exhibition is Revelations, and this particular black and white photograph truly advances that theme.
Diane Arbus (1923-1971) was a prominent American photographer who began her career doing commercial photography for fashion magazines but is best known for her later black and white photographs of society’s marginalized citizens, such as the circus performer pictured on this poster.
If you enjoy collecting black and white photographs by famous American photographers, in this case a famous American woman photographer, this poster will interest you.