Marie-Claire Montanari passed away in June 2015. Since then her archives have been organized and a new site showcasing her work was recently launched. The Eye of Photography presents today a portfolio of her nudes.
Marie-Claire Montanari was mostly renowned for her photographs of women, but she also extensively photographed the streets of New York, reflections in windows inhabited by mannequins. An expert of black and white, she also turned to colors while sojourning in the French Riviera. The new website presents all the aspects of her work and will be updated as new images are discovered.
Marie-Claire Montanari came to New York in 1968 to work at the United Nations. She began studying photography seriously in 1973, taking workshops with Harold Feinstein, master printing with George Tice and lighting with Phillip Halsman. She then became a student and friend of Lisette Model who followed her work for many years.