Diane Arbus at the Met

There's a new exhibition of some of Diane Arbus' earlier photography, and I will be there if only to see this photo in person.

Diane Arbus- Female Impersonator Holding Long Gloves, 1959, Hempstead, L.I.

There's something so brave and vulnerable about the subject, and the seedy theatricality of the dressing room is so...lush.  I admire his courage, his beauty, and as someone who has performed in women's clothing a few times, feel a kinship with him.  I know how dangerous this was for him, and how different the world was, and I wish I could know what happened to him.  But maybe it's better to imagine it for myself.