Identical twins, Roselle, N.J. by Diane Arbus (1967)

The photograph titled “Identical twins, Roselle, N.J.” was captured by artist Diane Arbus in 1967. It is a black and white image that depicts two young girls, presumably identical twins, standing side by side. They are wearing matching dresses, white stockings, and white headbands, with their dark hair cut into similar styles. The expressions on their faces are notably dissonant; while one appears to have a more neutral or slightly somber expression, the other seems to have a gentler, perhaps more content, expression. This difference in demeanor adds a captivating depth to the image, showcasing Arbus’s talent in revealing the unique personalities within seemingly identical subjects. The background is plain, which draws the viewer’s focus directly to the twins, further emphasizing their identical outfits and subtle differences in expression.

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