tina barney has been photographing the filthy rich for 40 years
Before her show Four Decades wraps this week, check out a selection of Barney’s most iconic works, including a few never before shown in the States.
Rich Gang might have taken a few tips from Tina Barney for their infectious yet unintelligible summer hit Lifestyle. Since 1975, the photographer has been documenting candid moments in the lives of her family and friends, many of whom are pretty members of American and European social elite. Barney's lush large format film shots strike an electric balance between technical mastery and family photo album intimacy.
Barney's current show, Four Decades, finishes at New York's Paul Kasmin Gallery later this week. True to its name, Four Decades spans the length of Barney's image making career, from her Theater of Manners series--early snaps of sun soaked Americana--to later-career editorial work like The Limo.
Four Decades is open until June 20 at Paul Kasmin Gallery, more information here.
Text Emily Manning
Tina Barney, The Limo, 2006. chromogenic color print, 48 x 60 inches, 121.9 x 152.4 cm. Edition 2 of 10
All images (c) Tina Barney, courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery