Nan Goldin
1953–

Introduction

Nancy Goldin (born September 12, 1953) is an American photographer and activist. Her work often explores LGBT subcultures, moments of intimacy, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and the opioid epidemic. Her most notable work is The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (1986). The monograph documents the post-Stonewall, gay subculture and includes Goldin's family and friends. She is a founding member of the advocacy group P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now). She lives and works in New York City.

Wikidata identifier

Q234279

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Introduction

Goldin is well known for her intimate depictions of the transgender subculture, as well as her images of friends dying of AIDS. The Whitney Museum retrospective of her work in 1996 entitled "The Ballad of Sexual Dependency" was influential.

Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, photographer

ULAN identifier

500105338

Names

Nan Goldin

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