Quotation by Margaret Anderson

Modern photographers can reduce bones to formlessness, and change a face of the most strange, exquisite and unfathomable beauty into the face of a clubwoman.
Margaret Anderson (1886–1973), U.S. editor and memoirist. The Strange Necessity, part 1 (1969).

Anderson was reacting to a type of portrait photography that was currently fashionable, and exposed, rather than idealized, the subject's face; Diane Arbus and Richard Avedon were prominent among the photographers who popularized it. Their subjects often appeared grotesque and probably looked much worse than they did in person.
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