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Barney's portraits can lead us down unexpected paths

There's a lot in a name sometimes. Other times it's what is not named that is surprising. Take photographer Tina Barnes' work, for example. The nearly two dozen portraits in "The Europeans: Photographs by Tina Barney," which is on display now through May 20 at the Haggerty Museum of Art, are fairly straightfoward portraiture. But is everything what it seems?