Jeannette Montgomery Barron

JEANNETTE MONTGOMERY BARRON was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and studied at the International Center of Photography. She first became well known for her decisive and intimate portraits of artists, actors, and the denizens of Downtown New York in the 1980s and later went on to create a collection of books each based on different aspects of her work: Jeannette Montgomery Barron, Photographs, Edition Galerie Bruno Bischofberger (1990), Photographs and Poems (1998), Mirrors (2004), Session with Keith Haring (2006), My Mother’s Clothes (2010), Scene (2013), and My Life in the 1980’s New York Art Scene (2014). Most recently in 2016, The American Academy in Rome opened the exhibition, A View of One’s Own: Three Women Photographers in Rome, which featured Jeannette’s work along with Esther Boise Van Deman and Georgina Masson.

Jeannette’s work can be found in numerous public and corporate collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy, The Archivio Fotografico, American Academy in Rome and The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, among others. She has shown internationally at Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Scalo, New York and Zurich, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta and Magazzino D'Arte Moderna, Rome.

(Photo Credit: Isabelle Barron)