Photographer Amy Arbus has published five books, including the award winning On the Street 1980-1990 and The Inconvenience of Being Born. The New Yorker called The Fourth Wall her masterpiece. Her most recent, After Images, is an homage to modernism's most iconic avant-garde paintings.

Her advertising clients include Marina Rinaldi, Chiat/Day, Foote, Cone and Belding, American Express, Saatchi & Saatchi, SpotCo, New Line Cinema and Nickelodeon. Her photographs have appeared in over one hundred periodicals around the world, including New York Magazine, People, Aperture and The New York Times Magazine.

She teaches portraiture at Maine Media Workshops, the International Center of Photography, NORDphotography, Anderson Ranch Arts Center and The Fine Arts Work Center.

Amy Arbus is represented by The Schoolhouse Gallery in Massachusetts. She has had thirty-six solo exhibitions worldwide, and her photographs are a part of the collection of The National Theater in Norway, The New York Public Library and The Museum of Modern Art in New York.


American Photo: Top Workshops 2008
PDN Annual: Top 25 Photographs 2007
American Photo: Best Books 2006
 Lucie Award: Best Books 2007
Communication Arts: Best Books 1999


After Images, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 2013
The Fourth Wall, Welcome Books, New York, NY, 2008
On the Street, Welcome Books, New York, NY, 2006
The Inconvenience of Being Born, Fotofolio, Inc., New York, NY, 1999
No Place Like Home, Doubleday & Co., Garden City, New York, 1986

Public Collections

Richard Avedon Foundation, New York, NYThe Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio; The Madonna Archive, New York, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NYThe New York Public Library, New York, NY; The National Theatre, Oslo, Norway; Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas

Book and Magazine Covers

The New York Times Magazine
Spalding Gray: Monster in a Box
Thirteen Program Guide


American Photographer; Amica; Aperture; Applause; Architectural Digest; Avenue; Boston Globe; British G.Q.; Brown Alumni Magazine; Business Week; Camera Arts; Cape Week; Chicago Tribune; Communication Arts; Conde Nast Traveler; Details; Elle Magazine; Entertainment Weekly; Esquire Gentleman; ESPN Magazine; Flaunt Magazine; Fitness; Forbes; Fortune; French Photo; French Vogue; German Vogue; Glamour; Graphis; Harper’s; Goteborgs-Posten Mandag; GQ; Health Magazine; House & Garden; In Fashion; In Style; Insurance Review; Kiplinger’s Personal Finance; Life; The London Sunday Times; Los Angeles Times; L’Uomo Vogue; Mademoiselle; Marie Claire; Menninger Perspective; MGM Grand; Money Magazine; Ms.; Nest; New Jersey Bride; New Jersey Monthly; The New York Daily News; New York Magazine; New York Post; New York Woman; The New York Times; The New York Times Magazine; The New Yorker; Newsweek; Out Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Outside Magazine; Parenting; Parents; People; Philip Morris; Photo District News; Photograph; Photography in New York International; Photo Metro; Photo Magazine; Premiere; The Provincetown Banner; Provincetown Arts; Rolling Stone; Self Magazine; Seventeen; Sports Illustrated; Thirteen Program Guide; U.S. Kids; Us; Vanity Fair; The Village Voice; Vogue Hommes; Vue; The Washington Post Magazine; Woman’s Day; Yediot Acharonot (Israel)