After studying art history, Barry Kornbluh moved to New York City in 1977 where he worked in the archive of Magnum Photos. He later studied photography with Lisette Model at the New School of Social Research. Model guided him toward a personal and intuitive style. His poetic images of family and friends, often dark and dreamy, are recorded in grainy black and white.
After assisting photographers Elliott Erwitt, Susan Meiselas and Gilles Peress, Kornbluh’s first commercial assignments were documenting the New York jazz scene. Later, he would focus on portraying art world luminaries. However, during all of this, his personal work was at the forefront. In the 1990s, Kornbluh moved to Amsterdam where he continues working. He remains committed to a signature style he has been developing for over 30 years, marked by both intimacy and mystery.
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