October 7 2023: 1stDibs: Photographer to Know: Jeannette Montgomery Barron

In 1978, Jeannette Montgomery Barron moved, with camera in tow, from Atlanta to New York and immersed herself in the city’s thriving, gritty downtown art scene. Drawn to the avant-garde disrupters of the time, she turned her lens on those around her. By the early 1980s, she was well on her way to producing an indispensable chronicle of the era’s artists, art dealers, writers, performers, intellectuals and scenesters, shot up close and personal in what would become her trademark minimalist black-and-white style.

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