Nan Goldin: Mistress of melancholy

Images from the photographer's latest exhibition 'Fireleap' at the Sprovieri Gallery, London
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Nan Goldin, Ava Twirling (2007), NYC

1 / 7 Nan Goldin, Ava Twirling (2007), NYC

Nan Goldin, Fireleap (2011)

2 / 7 Nan Goldin, Fireleap (2011)

Nan Goldin, Fireleap (2011)

3 / 7 Nan Goldin, Fireleap (2011)

Nan Goldin, Shape shifting 2 (2010)

4 / 7 Nan Goldin, Shape shifting 2 (2010)

Nan Goldin, The Lonely Tree (2008), Sweden

5 / 7 Nan Goldin, The Lonely Tree (2008), Sweden

Nan Goldin, Empty Rooms 1983-1996 (2010), Berlin/Hamburg

6 / 7 Nan Goldin, Empty Rooms 1983-1996 (2010), Berlin/Hamburg

Nan Goldin, Double-ex version 2 (2011)

7 / 7 Nan Goldin, Double-ex version 2 (2011)


Nan Goldin is considered by many to be one of the most important and influential photographers of our time.

Blurring the boundary between documentary and art, Goldin's autobiographical photographs of her friends and lovers honestly confront her personal experiences, exploring ideas of intimacy, alienation and loneliness.

Goldin's latest exhibition Fireleap, takes its name from a slideshow of images of her godchildren and friends' children. With the focus on childhood innocence and the inclusion of landscape scenes in this show, the emphasis is on a somewhat more hopeful dimension to her darker portfolio of work.

 

Read a review of Nan Goldin's exhibition Fireleap


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