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)