Here is the word on the street about Amy's photography...
"Everybody has a life. Everybody has a sensibility. Everybody has yearnings. Everybody has a cause to plead. And everybody has a camera. It takes an intelligence bold as Amy Arbus to turn these universal commonplaces not just into works of art, but works on insight."
- Richard Avedon
"A terrific selection of the On the Street fashion photographs that Amy Arbus made for the style pages of The Village Voice between 1980 and 1991. Arbus's style is so casual it feels effortless, and every picture has wit, soul, and graphic snap. Roaming the East and West Village streets, she found and recorded many of the era's most idiosyncratic icons, includingJohn Sex, Ann Magnuson, Joey Arias, Phoebe Legere, and, inevitably, Madonna, whose stained camel hair coat and scarily prescient bowling bag still look like the very definition of downtown chic. Arbus clearly understands the power of clothes to express personality, so the best of her work is a seamless blend of fashion and portraiture." -Vince Aletti
"When the street becomes a stage, "normal" people become players in a one act play which never ends. When the director is Amy Arbus, the plot thickens, not only is it the external shakings but she perceives and activates the internal quakings. Each person's moment becomes an equivalent...
A poetic revelation. Amy is our visual scribe... we trust her avidity, since she speaks of all of us..."
Her images give our history the profundity of its moment.
-Larry Fink, photographer
"... a perfectly timed trip down the dank memory alley that was 80s downtown New York. Featuring celebrated photographer Amy Arbus' lively street-fashion portraiture for the Village Voice, On the Street is a catalogue of cutting-edge New York characters"
"N.Y. photographer Amy Arbus has followed in her mother's footsteps, but is pursuing her own vision"