Tina Barney (b. 1945)
Thanksgiving, 1992
photograph, chromogenic print
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Tina Barney often turns her camera lens on her own family and friends, incorporating personal history into her large-scale photographs.  Although she is interested in candid shots, she also meticulously lights and sometimes directs her subjects.  In Thanksgiving, we see an intimate portrait of a young woman lost in thought, as well as a dramatic tableau of her family preparing for the holiday.