Six Photographs by Tina Barney

Being caught by Tina Barney’s eye is to be familiar, to be loved, to be embraced and to be exposed; torn asunder. What is immutable speaks. It is impossible to be loved without being seen. Which is why most people step back when looking at her photographs.

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Tina Barney, The Landscape, 1988. All Photographs 48 × 60” C Prints. Courtesy Janet Bordon Gallery.

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The Conversation, 1987.

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The Son, 1987.

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The Reception, 1985.

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Beverly Jill and Polly, 1982.

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Baby, 1989.

Tina Barney by David Corey
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Several “black and white studio portraits of pairs—people connected by blood marriage, social, business or other ties,” Mixed Doubles by Teri Slotkin. 

Roe Ethridge by Tim Griffin
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Humor, commerce, and family play big roles in Ethridge’s conceptual photography.

Project by Leanne Shapton
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MOLLY, MERCY, MADELINE,
MYRA, MAGGIE, MEREDITH,
MARLEY, MAGDA, MARGARET,
MINDY, MILLIE, MAGDALA,
MYRNA, MOIRA, MARIANNE,
MARLA, MAURA, MARIGOLD,
MEGHAN, MARY, MILLICENT,
MAITE, MAPLE, MITZI.

Originally published in

BOMB 30, Winter 1990

Featuring interviews with Mary Gaitskill, Carroll Dunham, Richard Price, Eduardo Machado, Sarah Charlesworth, Jane Campion, Fay Weldon, Anish Kapoor, Atom Egoyan with Arsinée Khanjian, Katell le Bourhis, and Jonathan Lasker.

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