Jim Goldberg

American, b. 1953

352 followers

Jim Goldberg

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American, b. 1953

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352
Biography

Claiming, “I have the great privilege of being both witness and storyteller,” Jim Goldberg documents people from all walks of life—including homeless teens, celebrities, and refugees—in his penetrating photographs and films. He has been exhibiting his work for more than 30 years in galleries, museums, and public spaces. Guided, in his words, by “intimacy, trust, and intuition,” he gains his subjects’ confidence, and they allow him intimate access into their lives. In Raised by Wolves (1985-95), for example, he worked with runaway teens in California, sensitively and unflinchingly documenting their lives through images, texts, and other materials. Goldberg considers himself a storyteller, but one who aims to raise questions and foreground ambiguity. He frequently overlays text onto his images, inviting his subjects to write directly onto his photographs of them, and including their own words in his books and films.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 2 more
Biography

Claiming, “I have the great privilege of being both witness and storyteller,” Jim Goldberg documents people from all walks of life—including homeless teens, celebrities, and refugees—in his penetrating photographs and films. He has been exhibiting his work for more than 30 years in galleries, museums, and public spaces. Guided, in his words, by “intimacy, trust, and intuition,” he gains his subjects’ confidence, and they allow him intimate access into their lives. In Raised by Wolves (1985-95), for example, he worked with runaway teens in California, sensitively and unflinchingly documenting their lives through images, texts, and other materials. Goldberg considers himself a storyteller, but one who aims to raise questions and foreground ambiguity. He frequently overlays text onto his images, inviting his subjects to write directly onto his photographs of them, and including their own words in his books and films.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
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