Photographer Jeannette Montgomery Barron’s Diary of the New York Art World and Downtown Scene in the 1980s, Plus a Talk with the Artist

Jeannette Montgomery Barron is known for her portraits of the New York art world and downtown scene in the 1980s — a vibrant, creative chapter in the city’s history. She’s photographed some of the world’s most famous artists, including Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat (thanks to a 1984 assignment from gallerist Bruno Bischofberger), and cultural figures of the time. From the Mudd Club and the Palladium, to the Factory and Bianca Jagger’s social circle, Jeannette Montgomery Barron was there with camera in hand.