Nan Goldin

Nan Goldin is an American photographer who lives and works in New York and Paris. She is best known for deeply personal portraiture of her friends, often exploring the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as the subcultures of the HIV crisis and opioid epidemic.

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We love the candid and intimate nature of her images, using her medium as a deeper exploration into her personal relationships. Of her work, she said: “For me it is not a detachment to take a picture. It’s a way of touching somebody -- it’s a caress. I think that you can actually give people access to their own soul.”

Goldin has exhibited across with world, with her most notable solo exhibition, Ballad of Sexual Dependency (1987) documenting gay subculture and her friends and family. Goldin’s artworks are currently held in various collections worldwide, including, but not limited to, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. She has won numerous awards, including the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship.   Read less