Jeannette Montgomery Barron

Jeannette Montgomery Barron was born in Atlanta and studied at the International Center of Photography, NY. She became known for her portraits of the New York art world in the 1980s, which were later published in Jeannette Montgomery Barron (Edition Bischofberger, Zurich, 1989). With his approach as a young photographer who was able to attend the New York art scene, at the end of the seventies, he offers us a look from the inside and outside of the vital cultural moment in the city where eclecticism and divergences were the norm. On the one hand the result of a critical awareness, in a context in which even the private sector is becoming increasingly important in artistic production, in the almost frantic search for new talents, who achieve success and celebrity even if very young, true stars (two examples for all Haring and Basquiat). In New York the scene that develops in the East Village and in Soho, belongs to a transgressive and energetic cultural context, in places like Area, Mudd Club, Odeon, and of course in the Warhol Factory, and here are intense and magnetic images that they become true icons, cult figures in the following decades, in many creative fields, on an international level.