About the American photographer, Nan (Nancy) GOLDIN (b. 1953)

Nan GOLDIN's work often explores LGBT bodies, moments of intimacy, the HIV crisis, and the opioid epidemic. Her first solo show (1973) was based on her photographic journeys among the city's gay & transgender communities, to which she had been introduced by her friend David ARMSTRONG. Unlike some photographers who were interested in psychoanalyzing or exposing the queens, she admired and respected their sexuality. Nan GOLDIN graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 1977/1978. Her most notable work, 'The Ballad of Sexual Dependency' (1986), documents the post-Stonewall gay subculture and Goldin's family and friends. Since 1995 her work has included a wide array of subject matter f.e.: collaborative book projects with Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi ARAKI. She also has undertaken commercial fashion photography. She is receipient of the 'Hasselblad Award' (2007). Nan GOLDIN lives and works in New York City, Berlin, and Paris.

Photo books and with contribution by Nan GOLDIN (a selection)

  • 'The Ballad of Sexual Dependency' (1986, German 1987, 2012); 'The Other Side' (1993, 2000, 2019, 2023); 'Vakat' (1994); 'The Golden Years' (1995); 'I'll Be Your Mirror' (1996, 1998); 'Ten Years After: Naples 1986–1996' (1998); 'Emotions & Relations' (1998, together with works by David ARMSTRONG, Mark MORRISROE, Jack PIERSON as well as by Philip-Lorca DiCORCIA); 'Couples and Loneliness' (1998); 'Nan Goldin: Recent Photographs' (1999); 'Phaidon 55' (2001); 'Devils Playground' (2003, 2008); 'So the Story Goes' (2006, together with works by Tina BARNEY, Philip-Lorca DiCORCIA, Sally MANN as well as by Larry SULTAN); The Beautiful Smile' (2008, 2017); 'Variety' (2009); 'Auto Focus: The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography' (2010); 'Eden and After' (2014); 'Diving for Pearls' (2016); 'Beyond the Body' (together with works by Tomasz GUDZOWATY' (2017); 'This Will Not End Well' (2022, 2023)

The volume 'This Will Not End Well' by Nan GOLDIN is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of her work as a filmmaker. The stories told range from traumata to the portrayal of her bohemian friends and a journey into the darkness of addiction.
48,00 € * Weight 1.5 kg
'Ludwig Wittgenstein. Photography as Analytical Practice' contains his album, photographs of automata, and other self-portraits. In addition, the book places his photographs in a dialogue with the photographic practice and theory of contemporary artists.
298,00 € * Weight 1.8 kg
This version of the photographic volume 'The Other Side' by Nan GOLDIN is an expanded and updated version of her landmark book first published in 1993. The new edition appears at a time when the discourse on gender and sexual orientation is evolving.
48,00 € * Weight 1.2 kg
'Variety' showcases Nan GOLDIN's first works and the influence of filmmaking on her successful career. Hovering between fiction and reality, 'documentary style' and art photography, it reveals a curious and previously unexamined aspect of her career.
68,00 € * Weight 1.2 kg
'Photographers A-Z' brings together photographers who have made a significant contribution to photographic culture, as well as the most important photographic volumes of the past century. The entries are illustrated with facsimiles from books & magazines.
from 16,00 €