Photography // Friday, February 20, 2015
Over a career spanning nearly four decades, Jim Goldberg has chronicled the social divide in highly acclaimed books and exhibitions that document runaways, refugees and the socio-economic chasm in America. He began to explore experimental storytelling and the potentials of combining image and text with “Rich and Poor” (1977-85), where he juxtaposed the residents of welfare hotel rooms with the upper class and their elegantly furnished homes to investigate American myths about class, power and happiness.
Photography // Thursday, September 25, 2014
In part of the ongoing Pratt Photography Lectures series, Magnum Photographers Jim Goldberg and Donovan Wylie will be having a conversation open free to the public on October 1, 2014. Jim Goldberg is well known for his photographs, multi-media projects and books. His work often combines words and images to create vivid narratives about both insiders and outsiders of society.
Photography // Wednesday, July 23, 2014
36 years ago Jim Goldberg took his first photograph for Rich and Poor on Mission Street in San Francisco. Looking out from his current studio windows the photographer can peer down on that exact spot where he took that initial photo. In his republished book Rich and Poor (originally published in 1985), Goldberg reflects on how little has changed other than the faces and that the living conditions are even more tenuous and hopeless than before.
Photography // Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Magnum Contact Sheets is a new exhibition at Milk Studios that reveals how Magnum photographers have captured and edited their best shots from the 1930s to the present. The contact sheet, a direct print of a roll or sequence of negatives, is the photographer's first look at what he or she has captured on film, and provides a uniquely intimate glimpse into their working process.
Photography // Monday, April 21, 2014
Jim Goldberg is an American documentary photographer working in a unique style. He records conversations with his subjects, and then brings his photographic prints back and asks them write an edited portion of that conversation. Goldberg has applied this technique to several books, the two most prominent being ‘Rich and Poor’ which juxtaposes an affluent reality with those in poverty, as well as ‘Raised by Wolves’ which documents a group of young runaway drug addicts.