"Out-of-print photo volume 'The Last Son' is weaving together an assemblage of visual memories that chart Jim GOLDBERG’s own Bildungsroman. As the youngest son of a wholesale candy distributor, he traces his dreams alongside those of his father as he traverses the past through photographic and written montage. The conceptual inspiration comes from his re-edition of 'Rich and Poor' from 2014, in which he examined more thoroughly the influence his early years have had on his work. The book follows '134 Ways to Forget' (2011), a double-sided interactive poster/zine that juxtaposes Jim GOLDBERG’s photographs with his writing as he sorts through 134 ways to forget a relationship. Jim GOLDBERG wants to continue his personal trajectory by including the never-published work he made during his travels in Asia in the 1970’s." (publisher's note, © Superlabo, 2017)
'The Last Son' charts Jim GOLDBERG’s growth as an artist alongside his father’s acceptance of his own unrealized dreams. The narrative also reads more generally as a story about American perseverance, family dynamics, and the struggle to exceed the expectations of those closest to us. Mixing photographs, collage, handwritten text, and stills from home movies, Jim GOLDBERG mines his archive to build a narrative of memories beginning with his first photographs taken.'The Last Son' is a sculptural collection of overflowing pages, offering a palpable interaction with his process of storytelling. 'The Last Son' allows a tactile glimpse into Jim GOLDBERG’s empathic process of making meaning from one’s history." (publisher's note, © Superlabo, 2017)
Shortlisted for Paris Photo Aperture Book Award 2017 in the category Photobook of the Year!
- HC with dust jacket, 18,5 x 26 cm., 134 pp., 85 color & b/w ills., text language: English