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Jim Goldberg
American, b. 1953 (Member)
Featured Essays
Oct 2, 2018
"I hear the sounds of the trains coming and going ... these are the sounds of my past life." - Gene Egner

Gene captures the tender portrait of a man reflecting on his life prior to being placed in an assisted living community. He listens carefully to the world around him; sound becoming his way of documenting the days at Harvest Homes. Utilizing personal photographs kept and curated over the years,... More...
Featured Essays
Oct 20, 2016
"I photographed my daughter, Ruby, on the first day of school every year from her first day of kindergarten through her final year of college.
The beginning years were easy—a game of sorts. But as she grew older, that changed. At times it became a,“ I-hate-that-we-have-to-do-this” routine. Some years I just took one quick Polaroid. Other times, I made collages. I knew I wouldn’t capture the whole of... More...
Education
May 24, 2016
Masterclass with Jim Goldberg & Alessandra Sanguinetti
At the Barbican Centre, London EC2Y 8DS
27 - 30 June 2016*

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This workshop, jointly led by Magnum photographers Jim Goldberg & Alessandra Sanguinetti, will help students to develop their personal projects through individual tutorials, mini assignments, experimentation, and group reviews.

Aimed at photographers with an ongoing body... More...
Jun 27, 2012
Jim recently participated in a public installation project put on by Scotiabank's CONTACT Festival in downtown Toronto, Canada. Throughout the month of May, images from Jim's project 'Open See' were installed on billboards and lightboxes in the city. The images of immigrants and refugees stood in stark contrast to the condos and parking lots along Spadina Avenue. Fortunately, for those who weren't... More...