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Jeannette Montgomery Barron was born in Atlanta Georgia and studied at the International Center of Photography, NY, 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). Next, a collection of her still life photographs entitled Photographs and Poems, collaboration with Pulitzer Prize winning poet Jorie Graham was published by Scalo (1998). Her following series of work, Mirrors, was published by Holzwarth Editions (2004), and includes a text by the celebrated author Edmund White. In 2006 Holzwarth Editions also published her book, Session with Keith Haring, twenty photographs taken by Montgomery Barron in Haring's studio one afternoon in 1985. In My Mother's Clothes, Montgomery Barron created a poignant and enduring portrait of her late mother through still life images of her cherished clothing, shoes, and personal possessions. As her mother's struggle with Alzheimer's progressed, robbing her of any remembered past, Montgomery Barron began this unique visual album as a way of both sparking her mother's memories, and coping with her own sense of loss.Her most recent book is Scene (powerHouse Books, 2013) which is a remarkable compendium of portraits of renowned personalities from arguably the most exciting era of New York City underground culture, the 80s--a veritable time capsule of NYC when the young and indomitable flocked downtown in search of places to work and live among like-minded collaborators. These musicians, filmmakers, painters, writers, fashion designers, publishers, actors, models, and photographers played together, worked together, and made their own rules, and changed our culture, as we know it, forever.
Her works are in numerous public and corporate collections, including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Kunsthaus, Zurich and The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. She has shown internationally at Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Scalo, New York and Zurich, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, ClampArt, New York and Magazzino D'Arte Moderna, Rome.