Tina Barney: Social Studies
Tina Barney, one of America's most renowned art photographers working today, has recorded her world for 25 years -- American east coast old money society. This film directed by Jaci Judelson follows Barney as inspiration at home waned, and she set out to photograph the same upper class milieu in Europe, in and out of grand apartments, country chateaux, hunts and parties populated by the eccentric wealthy. As it confronts issues of wealth and privilege, the film deals with the scrutiny and controversy that constantly surrounds Barney's work and her habitual subject matter of the rich. An often amusing, intimate portrait of a woman born into a life of privilege who came to turn her world into art, sets its gaze on a milieu that can appear to be as pleasurable as it is unsettling.