UC Berkeley Campus
Berkeley, California 94720

Amy Arbus: The Fourth Wall
A Lecture, Multimedia Presentation and Booksigning

APRIL 18TH, 6:30pm, $10
Sibley Auditorium, UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley, CA
To purchase tickets and for more information please visit www.fotovision.org

In a captivating multi-media presentation acclaimed photographer Amy Arbus will tell the stories behind her most iconic images. Arbus will highlight stories from her new book, The Fourth Wall.

The Fourth Wall features riveting portraits of celebrated actors both on and off Broadway including Alan Cumming, Liev Schreiber, Ed Harris, Ethan Hawke and Martha Plimpton. It isn’t often that photography and theatre come together as brilliantly as they do in this book, and who better to explore this than the daughter of portraitist Diane Arbus and actor Allan Arbus. The photographs, staged in anonymous places while actors remained in costume and in character, result in a surprising exploration of the question of identity.

Arbus will also speak about the perils and perks of being an editorial, commercial and art photographer. In addition to this evenings lecture and booksigning Fotovision will be offering a master workshop with Arbus entitled “Portraits Without Walls.”


Amy Arbus has been photographing professionally for twenty-seven years. She is a contributing photographer to New York Magazine’s theater section. Her photographs have appeared in over one hundred periodicals around the world, including The New Yorker, Forbes, People and The New York Times Magazine. Her award winning books include, No Place Like Home, The Inconvenience of Being Born, and On the Street 1980-1990. She teaches portraiture at the International Center of Photography, Anderson Ranch and The Fine Arts Work Center. Amy Arbus is represented by Anthropy Arts and The Cohen Amador Gallery in New York, The Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles and The Schoolhouse Gallery in Massachusetts. She has had twenty solo exhibitions worldwide, and her photographs are a part of the collection of The Museum of Modern Art. The Fourth Wall is currently on exhibit at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Official Website: http://www.fotovision.org

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