Nan Goldin

Nan Goldin
*1953 in Washington D.C.; lives in New York City
It was in the bars of Boston that Nan Goldin began work on The Ballad of Sexual Dependency. In this major project she photographed her-self 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.