Black & White Celebrity Portraits By The Late Katy Barry

Kate Barry (8 April 1967 – 11 December 2013) was a British fashion photographer, who worked for Vogue and The Sunday Times Magazine. Barry was the daughter of British actress and singer Jane Birkin and the composer John Barry. Her maternal grandmother was the actress Judy Campbell and her uncle was the director Andrew Birkin.

She moved from Britain to France as a child, and was raised by her mother and her partner Serge Gainsbourg. Barry became addicted to drugs as a teenager. After recovering she set up a centre for recovering drug addicts in Paris.

Barry grew up surrounded by mystique and fame. Her family belonged to the bourgeois–bohème socialite crowd of Paris’s modern day aristocracy, but she – unlike those around her – placed herself behind the camera rather than in front of it. “It was something miraculous for me, the image appeared almost immediately. For a long time, I didn’t realize that photography was a profession, it was always just a game.”

Depression and addiction were common in her circles. “For a long time, my camera was a defence against the melancholy I felt.” Unfortunately, these demons eventually got to her. Kate Barry jumped from the balcony of her Parisian apartment in 2013.

Black & White Celebrity Portraits By The Late Katy Barry
Helena Bonham Carter
Black & White Celebrity Portraits By The Late Katy Barry
Monica Bellucci
Black & White Celebrity Portraits By The Late Katy Barry
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Black & White Celebrity Portraits By The Late Katy Barry
Elsa Zylberstein
Black & White Celebrity Portraits By The Late Katy Barry
Self-Portrait
Black & White Celebrity Portraits By The Late Katy Barry
Laeticia Casta
Black & White Celebrity Portraits By The Late Katy Barry
Vanessa Paradis
Black & White Celebrity Portraits By The Late Katy Barry
Sophie Marceau
Black & White Celebrity Portraits By The Late Katy Barry
Isabelle Huppert And Emmanuelle Béart
Black & White Celebrity Portraits By The Late Katy Barry
Sofia Coppola
Black & White Celebrity Portraits By The Late Katy Barry
Béatrice Dalle
Black & White Celebrity Portraits By The Late Katy Barry
Jane Birkin
Black & White Celebrity Portraits By The Late Katy Barry
Ludivine Sagnier
Black & White Celebrity Portraits By The Late Katy Barry
Jane Birkin & Lou Doillon
Black & White Celebrity Portraits By The Late Katy Barry
Emmanuelle Béart

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Black & White Celebrity Portraits By The Late Katy Barry