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Couple in bed, Chicago

Nan Goldin, Couple in bed, Chicago, 1977 Dye destruction print, Cibachrome © Nan Goldin

Nan Goldin

Nan Goldin, born in 1953 in Washington DC, studied at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Today, she lives and works in New York and Paris. Goldin developed an interest in urban subcultures early in her career, and this led to her international breakthrough in the 1980s, with the work The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (1979–86). Many of Goldin’s photograps, which are often auto-biographical, portray love, drug abuse, sex and violent relationships. In 2002, Centre Pompidou in Paris featured a major retrospective exhibition of her oeuvre. Nan Goldin was awarded the Hasselblad Foundation’s international award for photography in 2007.

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