Phaidon, LONDON, United Kingdom

Jens' hand on Clemens' back, Paris. by Nan Goldin

Nan Goldin Biography

American contemporary master artist, Nan Goldin is internationally renowned as one of the world's most prominent and influential photographers.

Born in Washington, D.C., Goldin grew up in Boston where she began taking photographs at the age of fifteen. Since then, she has lived in New York, Bangkok, Berlin, Tokyo, and Paris, amassing an extensive body of work that serves as an intimate and compelling portrait of our time. Although intensely diaristic, Goldin's work points to such universal themes as sex, love, friendship and identity

Her works have been shown in most important MUSEUMS and COLLECTIONS around the world.


Guggenheim Museum, New York City

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Norway

Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands

Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany

Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany

Harn Museum at the University of Florida

Jersey Heritage Trust, UK

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Museum of Fine Arts Collection, Boston

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

Tate Gallery, London

The Jewish Museum, New York City

Victoria and Albert Museum, London


"My desire is to preserve the sense of people's lives, to endow them with the strength and beauty I see in them. I want the people in my pictures to stare back."

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