Nan Goldin has built her work around those she loves. In her youth, the portraits she took of her close friends, mostly from the fringes of society, captivated and changed the way people looked at photography. Now an aunt and godmother, she is focusing her lense on her latest friends and inspiration, children.
“In this TateShots interview, Goldin introduces her latest book, Eden and After; a collection of portraits she has taken of children – one of the artist’s ongoing photographic subjects. The book includes portraits of Goldin’s close friends’ children, with moments captured from pregnancy through to teenage years of life, and provides an intimate investigation into the narrative of childhood.”-TateShots