Jim Goldberg (b. 1953) has been photographing and exhibiting his photographs since receiving a BA in photography from Western Washington University in 1975 and MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1979. Goldberg has exhibited widely and his work is included in numerous notable collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Getty, the National Gallery, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Art Institute of Chicago among many more.
His work is notable due to his exceptional storytelling and experimental use of image and text. Goldberg’s innovative and multidisciplinary approach to social documentary makes him a landmark photographer of our times. His work often examines the lives of neglected, ignored, or otherwise outside-the-mainstream populations through long-term, in depth collaborations that investigate the nature of American myths about class, power, and happiness. Goldberg has published multiple books with a central focus on marginalized social groups and difficult subject matters, including Rich and Poor (1977-85), Raised by Wolves (1985-95), Open See (2003-2009). His documentary approach to image making continues with ongoing personal projects and select commissions.

BOOKS

2018
Gene

Self-published.

2018
Darrell & Patricia

published by Pier 24.

2016
Ruby Every Fall

published by Nazraeli.

2016
The Last Son

published by Super Labo.

2013-17
Candy

published by Yale University Press.

2003-09
Open See

published by Steidl & Partners.

1996
Coming and Going
1986
Nursing Home
1985-95
Raised by Wolves

published by Scalo Publications.

1977-85
Rich and Poor

published by Random House.

SELECTED AWARDS

2011
Deutsche Börse Photograph Prize

London UK.

2007
The Henri Cartier-Bresson Award

France.

2007
Soros Foundation-OSI Documentary Award

USA.

2006
The Aftermath Project Award

USA.

2001
The Art Council Award

USA.

2001
Guggenheim Fellowship

USA.

1980, 1989, 1990
NEA Fellowship in Photography

USA.

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