Arbus commented about nudists, "they seem to wear more clothes than other people", noting that women still wish to adorn themselves with jewellery, and that shoes, socks and watches remain necessary practicalities when all other clothes are removed. Here a waitress in a nudist camp wears the essential signifiers of her role: apron, order pad and a neat hairband. The fact that her modesty is covered by a simple, traditional, lace-trimmed apron, the openness of her expression, and the child-like scrape on her shin: all highlight her innocence. She appears more like a little girl playing dress-up than a grown-up nudist. Diane Arbus is one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century.
Nudist resorts reach out to the young and the naked
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