Amy Arbus and Alan Cumming

Amy Arbus and Alan Cumming

Acclaimed photographer Amy Arbus follows her award-winning monograph On the Street 1980–1990 with the publication of The Fourth Wall, a dramatic new collection of black and white portraits of celebrated stage actors, hailed by The New Yorker as her “masterpiece.” She is a contributing photographer to New York Magazine’s theater section, and her images have appeared in The New York Times Magazine and People, among others. Arbus’s photographs are a part of the The Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection in New York, and she teaches portraiture at the International Center of Photography.

Internationally famed Tony Award-winning actor Alan Cumming graces the cover of Arbus’s The Fourth Wall. He most recently appeared off-Broadway in The Seagull with Dianne Wiest, and also at the Lincoln Center as Dionysus in Euripides’ The Bacchae. Among his extensive film work, Cumming wrote, directed, produced and acted in The Anniversary Party, which won a National Board of Review Award and two Independent Spirit Award nominations. His activism and charity work for various civil rights and sex education causes has earned him two Human Rights Campaign awards and GLAAD’s Vito Russo media award.

 

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