Quote of the Week by Nan Goldin


“I knew from a very early age, that what I saw on tv had nothing to do with real life. So I wanted to make a record of real life. That included having a camera with me at all times.” —Nan Goldin (1953)

Nan Goldin is an American photographer who began with her photographic work on the gay and transsexual community. Later, her photographs shifted to documenting the abuse, drug addiction amongst many other themes that formed the series, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency. In 1994, she came out with Tokyo Love, a series of images exploring the youth in Tokyo. For this, she collaborated with Japanese photographer, Nobuyoshi Araki.

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