Nan Goldin: Eden and After Nan Goldin

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Children have been one of Nan Goldin’s ongoing photographic subjects, and they have provided some of her most moving and intimate works. Eden and After presents her selection of just some of these photographs, which include portraits of the children of Nan’s close friends. Through these unique portraits, Nan presents a complex investigation of childhood. Some photographs depict children alone, others show them in familial and social groups. From pregnancy and newborns through to teenagers, some subjects have been documented by Nan through their entire lives.

The portraits capture children in their vastly changing emotional states, from lonely and introverted to their most exuberant, literally flying through the air. Specifications:

  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 260 x 275 mm (10 1/4 x 10 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 320 pp
  • Illustrations: 300 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714865775

Nan Goldin (b.1953) is internationally recognized as one of today's leading photographers. She has lived and worked all over the world, amassing an extensive body of work that represents an intimate and compelling photographic portrait of our time.

"Goldin, true to form, captures situations that are far from what, in the days of analog photography, were called Kodak moments. Boredom, sadness, bashfulness, introversion, exhaustion, and confusion are all depicted, and in images whose formal and lyrical qualities draw from Goldin’s signature aesthetic arsenal, helps them float above the mawkishness you nervously expect to encounter with every page turn but thankfully never do. Goldin’s photographs, as ever, verge on the cinematic. Waves of emotion, movement, color and light wash over and through them... Instead of operatic photo–narratives that pit euphoria against disappointment and tell tales of loss and endurance, we get something sweeter, more appreciative, and wistful... And that is what makes this book, with its mix of beauty, appreciation, and apprehension, an unexpected page–turner."—Marvin Heiferman, Special to CNN

"A hefty, heartwarming, tearjerking and LOL‐inducing love song to the kids Nan has been around... Over the last 30 years... A love‐loaded book."—Dazed & Confused

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