Nan Goldin

Siobhan on the street, Boston

Nan Goldin
Siobhan on the street, Boston, 1989
Cibachrome, 60.9 x 50.8 cm
Collection Fotomuseum Winterthur

© Nan Goldin

b. 1953 (Washington, US), lives and works in New York, US
It was in the bars of Boston that Nan Goldin began work on The Ballad of Sexual Dependency. In this major project she photographed herself and her friends – directly, intimately, close up. The result is a portrayal of sexuality, relationships, power, and identity that is at once tender and hard-hitting. For a long time she photographed without natural light, using harsh, even blinding flashlight.