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From Julie Ma’s review of Jeannette Montgomery Barron’s new book “Scene” in New York Magazine:

Photographer Jeannette Montgomery Barron’s latest book, “Scene,” published by powerHouse Books, takes viewers back to 1981—the year she began taking a series of photographs of the artists and creatives that surrounded her in New York City. Barron was then in her mid-twenties, snapping away at musicians, fellow photographers, film directors, and artists just on the cusp of fame. “I was a bit naïve—taking everyone and everything at face value,” she writes in the introduction to her book. “In a way New York was a bit naïve too, just coming out of the recession but before the art boom that is now so famously remembered. It was a good match.”

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View the exhibition, “NYC, c. 1985”
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