From Warhol to Instagram with Jeannette Montgomery Barron

Jeanette Montgomery Barron, David Graver, Scott Alexander, Bill McCuddy

Jeanette Montgomery Barron is an established photographer that became known for her portraits of the New York art world in the 1980s. Some of the iconic personalities she has photographed include Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe and Cindy Sherman. Together with our hosts, they discuss the evolution of art from photography from film to Instagram. 

Episode Highlights: 

12:50 - One of the scariest things for an artist to do is to photograph another artist. It happened when I photographed Robert Mapplethorpe, I was very nervous but he made me feel very comfortable and was very sweet. 

14:25 - The first time I photographed Warhol, he didn’t give much time. It was in the lobby of The Factory that was on Union Square. He gave me 5 minutes! Then he got to know me and got to give me 20/30 minutes at the end. 

23:50 - I think Instagram is great. It doesn’t change the role of a professional photographer. It’s used as a tool to get response from other photographer, creatives, and people looking for certain images. 


Learn more about our guests:

Jeanette Montgomery Barron:

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Follow our hosts on social media: 
Bill McCuddy: Facebook / Twitter 
David Graver: Twitter / Instagram