The Spotlight’s on… Amy Arbus

wordpress-amy-arbus.jpgAmy Arbus is a New York City-based photographer and author of several photo books. Her most recent, “The Fourth Wall” (2008), features actors from recent Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, remaining in costume and in character as they step outside the fiction of the play and into the reality of the world beyond. Ms. Arbus has photographed many of Theatre for a New Audience’s productions and some are featured in the book, including Bill Camp and Laila Robins in Sore Throats (2006), Mark Rylance, Edward Hogg, and Peter Shorey in Measure for Measure (2005), and Michael Gotch in Švejk (2004). Photographs from the book are currently on view at The Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery at The Walter Reade Theater, through April 30.

Ms. Arbus is a contributing photographer to New York Magazine’s theater section. Her photographs have appeared in over 200 periodicals around the world, including The New Yorker, Aperture, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times Magazine. She has exhibited worldwide, and her photographs are a part of the collection at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Ms. Arbus’ other books include “On the Street” (2006), “The Inconvenience of Being Born” (1999) and “No Place Like Home” (1986).