Nan GOLDIN (1953)
Nan Goldin, whose real name is Nancy Goldin, is an American photographer born on September 12, 1953 in Washington.
She is an American photographer known for her deeply candid and personal portraits.
Goldin's images act as a visual autobiography about herself and those close to her, especially the LGBTQ community.
The artist began taking photographs as a teenager. Influenced by fashion photographer Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin, a teacher showed her the work of photographers Diane Arbus, Larry Clark and August Sander. She lives and works between New York, Paris and London.
Since the 1970s, Nan Goldin has taken intensely personal, spontaneous, sexual and transgressive photographs of her family, friends and lovers.
The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (1980 - 1986) is a slideshow of photographs set to music describing her life in the New York subcultures of the 1980s and intended to be seen as part of an installation. "The slide show is really my medium. I wanted to make films.
The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (the title of his evolving show) has now become a forty-five minute multimedia presentation of over 900 photographs, accompanied by a soundtrack. Recent exhibitions: 2016 The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, MoMA It's always been my ambition," she said. The Ballad was first exhibited at the Whitney Biennial in 1985 and published in a photo booklet the following year.