This artist’s book is an extension of a project co-directed by Tina Barney with Dianna Ilk. Family Portraits is a collection of short stories that scrapes the surface of the material comforts and environment of its subjects. As the video passes through this private world, a similarity of gesture and language are discovered and it is these repetitions that are captivating and comforting.
Tina Barney born in New York City 1945, resides there, and in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. Her photographs have been shown wordlwide and are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City,The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and The Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany. She is represented by the Janet Borden Gallery, New York City.