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Exhibition - Jim Goldberg: Rich and Poor
Jim Goldberg
Magnum Print Room, London
23 September - 6 November 2009

Rich and Poor confronts the myth of the American dream with the harsh economic reality of the American class system. Yet this documentary is more complex than that, for by including the protagonists’ voices in the form of text on his images Goldberg represents not just the polarity of class but the particularity of human experience.

Intimate portraits taken in private spaces these pictures could only have been produced with a level of trust built up over time. Goldberg was invited into his subjects’ homes, and in some cases their bedrooms,...

Jim Goldberg 2009

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Jim Goldberg 2009

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Jim Goldberg 2009

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Jim Goldberg 2009

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Jim Goldberg 1984

USA. San Francisco. 1984. "It's kind of stinky living in this...
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Jim Goldberg 1983

USA. San Francisco. 1983. "We look like weatherbeaten survivors....
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Jim Goldberg 1983

USA. San Francisco. 1983. "I wish I could see more softness within...
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Jim Goldberg 1982

USA. San Francisco. 1982. "Manny loves me - but I am too strong...
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Jim Goldberg 1982

USA. San Francisco. 1982. "It feels so good to be in my private...
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Jim Goldberg 1982

USA. San Francisco. 1982. "This picture is about having everything...
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Jim Goldberg 1982

USA. San Francisco. 1982. "Arthur looks bored. I look like I...
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Jim Goldberg 1982

USA. San Francisco, California. 1982. "I keep thinking where...
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Jim Goldberg 1982

USA. San Francisco, California. 1982. "Very good! I think we...
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Jim Goldberg 1981

USA. San Francisco. 1981. Untitled. Goldstines.
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Jim Goldberg 1981

USA. San Francisco, California. 1981. " I enjoy the privileges...
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Jim Goldberg 1980

USA. San Francisco. 1980. "We are a contemporary family. We don't...
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Jim Goldberg 1980

USA. San Francisco. 1980. "Success for John is terribly important....
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Jim Goldberg 1980

USA. San Francisco. 1980. "I think it best to present myself...
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Jim Goldberg 1979

USA. San Francisco. 1979. "I love David. But he is to fragile...
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Jim Goldberg 1979

USA. San Francisco. 1979. "We are always very affectionate together."..."My...
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Jim Goldberg 1979

USA. San Francisco. 1979. "This picture says that we are a very...
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Jim Goldberg 1979

USA. San Francisco. 1979. "I am a 29 year old female who loves...
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Jim Goldberg 1979

USA. San Francisco, California. 1979. "What I really want is...
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Jim Goldberg 1979

USA. San Francisco, California. 1979. " I wish that Stanley and...
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Jim Goldberg 1978

USA. San Francisco. 1978. Untitled. Clyde Norbert.
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Jim Goldberg 1977

USA. San Francisco. 1977. "To me life seems so messed up but...
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Jim Goldberg 1977

USA. San Francisco. 1977. Untitled. Me and Bobby.
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Jim Goldberg 1977

USA. San Francisco. 1977. "To me life seems so messed up but...
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Jim Goldberg 1977

USA. San Francisco. 1977. "Now I see a way out to a decent future....
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