( March 14 , 1923 - July 26 , 1971 )
Born in New York City ,
Diane Arbus was an American photographer , noted for her portraits of people on the fingers of society,
such as transvestites , dwarfs , giants and prostitutes in unconventional poses and settings .
In July 1971 , Arbus commited suicide in Greenwich Village at the age of 48 by ingesting a large
quantity of barbiturates and then slashing her wrists .