tina barney has been photographing the filthy rich for 40 years

Check out a selection of Barney’s most iconic works, including a few never before shown in the States.

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18 June 2015, 8:45am

Since 1975, Tina Barney has been documenting candid moments in the lives of pretty members of American and European social elite – many of whom are also her family and friends. Barney's lush large format film shots strike an electric balance between technical mastery and intimacy.

Barney's show Four Decades showed at New York's Paul Kasmin Gallery back in 2015. True to its name, Four Decades spanned 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.

See more of Barney's work below:

Tina Barney, Beverly, Jill and Polly, 1982. chromogenic color print, 48 x 60 inches, 121.9 x 152.4 cm. Edition 1 of 10.

Tina Barney, The Bust, 2003. chromogenic color print, 48 x 60 inches, 121.9 x 152.4 cm. Edition 1 of 10

Tina Barney, The Reception, 1985. chromogenic color print, 48 x 60 inches, 121.9 x 152.4 cm. Edition 2 of 10.

Tina Barney, The Nude Model, 2010. chromogenic color print, 48 x 60 inches, 121.9 x 152.4 cm. Edition 1 of 10

Tina Barney, Mark, Amy and Tara, 1983. chromogenic color print, 48 x 60 inches, 121.9 x 152.4 cm. Edition 3 of 10

Tina Barney, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Castelli, 1998. chromogenic color print, 48 x 60 inches, 121.9 x 152.4 cm. Edition 8 of 10.

Tina Barney, The Lipstick, 1999. chromogenic color print, 48 x 60 inches, 121.9 x 152.4 cm. Edition 3 of 10

Credits


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