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Jeannette Montgomery Barron at New Dominion April 21

Coming to New Dominion Bookshop:

Jeannette Montgomery Barron will present selections from her memoir

My Mother’s Clothes

Wednesday, April 21 at 11:00 AM

In My Mother’s Clothes photographer and author Jeannette Montgomery Barron creates an inspiring and true story about the connection between fashion and memory. For five years, Barron witnessed her mother’s suffering from Alzheimer’s. Barron’s mother Eleanor had an undying love for clothing from high-end designers. As her mother started to fade, Barron began a unique visual album as a way of both sparking her mother’s memories and coping with her own sense of loss. My Mother’s Clothes is part fashion diary, part personal memoir, part loving memory, and part life celebration. A story which can be cherished by those grieving the loss of a loved one, and especially by fashion lovers and photography fans.

The book features an introduction by former Arts Editor at British Vogue, Patrick Kinmouth, and preface by private art dealer and New York Times bestselling author, James D. Barron who is married to Jeannette.

Jeannette Montgomery Barronstudied at the International Center of Photography, and became known for her portraits of the New York art world in the 1980s, which were later published in her monograph, Jeannette Montgomery Barron. This was followed by Photographs and Poems in 1998, with text by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham (Scalo), Mirrors, a collaboration with renowned author Edmund White (Holzwarth Editions, 2004), and Session with Keith Haring in 2006 (Holzwarth). Her work has appeared in publications around the world, including Vogue, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair, and her prints are held in numerous museum collections, such as The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and The Andy Warhol Museum. Jeannette Montgomery Barron lives and works in Rome, Italy and Connecticut with her husband and their two children.

For more information, see http://www.mymothersclothes.com.