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BY Advocate.com Editors

September 13 2011 3:00 AM ET

WIZARD OF OZ A SCANAMATION BOOK (COURTESY) ADVOCATE.COM

 An Emergency in Slow
Motion: The Inner Life of Diane Arbus
 

This year marks the 40th
anniversary of the suicide of photographer Diane Arbus, and William Todd
Schultz's An Emergency in Slow Motion
(Bloomsbury USA, $25) draws on new material and an exclusive interview with
Arbus's psychotherapist Helen Boigon to offer a major reexamination of the
legendary lens woman’s troubled life. Arbus, who was a fan of those on the
fringes of the LGBT community, put her lens on freaks, queers, and nudists,
often laying bare her own psyche in the process. In Emergency, Schultz looks at that psyche and centers Arbus's
sexuality at the intersection of her art and life. —Susan Hernandez 

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