Nan Goldin: Eden and After
There are some image makers that inspire us by exposing themselves and their lives for subject matter and Nan Goldin is certainly at the top of that list. New Yorkers have an opportunity to meet Nan Goldin this Thursday, July 10th at 6-8pm at Bookmarc in New York’s West Village where she will be signing copies of her most recent book, Eden and After (Phaidon, March 24, 2014; $100). Eden and After is a new collection of photographs of children. “Featuring many previously unpublished works, this volume evokes Goldin’s vision of children and childhood through images that are not only poignant and tender, but that also reveal children as Nan sees them—as aliens; magical inhabitants of other worlds. Beginning and ending with beautifully crafted, dreamlike images that enhance this perception, Eden and After traces the trajectory of childhood from the earliest days of infancy to the brink of adolescence.”
Nan Goldin is internationally recognized as one of today’s leading photographers. She has lived and worked all over the world, amassing an extensive body of work that represents an intimate and compelling photographic portrait of our time. Since she began working in the early 1980s, her photographs have been featured in the collections of such prestigious art institutions as the Tate Modern and SFMOMA. Her work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Centre Pompidou, and the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London, among others. She lives in New York and Paris.
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