Nan Goldin is active/lives in New York, District Of Columbia. Nan Goldin is known for conceptual photography, slide shows, social commentary.
Biography Nan Goldin
Nan Goldin's images of her friends: drag queens, drug addicts, lovers and family -- are portraits that, create a document a generation. Goldin once said that her work "derives from the snapshot. It is the form of photography that most closely stands for love."
On September 12, 1953, Goldin was born in Washington, D.C. and soon after, her and her family moved to a suburb of Boston. When Nan was 14 years old, her older sister, Barbara Holly Goldin, committed suicide. Upset by this event, she created an alternate family of friends. She also decided that traditional schooling was not for her, living with a series of foster families, and enrolled in an alternative school called Satya Community School. It was at Satya, located in Lincoln,
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