Tina Barney Sunday New York Times 1982

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Tina Barney uses an 8 x 10 inch view camera on a tripod to photograph the people closest to her, including her family. Because her subjects know her so well, they have learned to ignore her camera, allowing her to achieve the candid nature of snapshots from what is anything but a spontaneous process. The resulting large negatives allow Barney to print her images at almost life-scale, evoking comparisons between her photographs and painted portraits.

Additional text from Seeing Through Photographs online course, Coursera, 2019
Chromogenic print
47 7/8 × 60 3/8" (121.6 × 153.4 cm)
Anonymous gift
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© 2023 Tina Barney

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