Nan Goldin

Goldin was born in the USA in 1953, when she was only young her sister committed suicide after this she felt like she wanted to capture moments forever using photography. She used this philosophy to develop her style of photography which was a snapshot style. She began to create many photo diaries which she described as ‘A diary I let people read.’ Her photos often include strong themes like drugs and sex which led to her to be considered very controversial. She often liked to present her work in the form of a slideshow at film festivals which made her work seem more personal to her audience


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