My desire is to preserve the sense of peoples’ lives, to endow them with the strength and beauty I see in them. I want the people in my pictures to stare back.
Nan Goldin takes unforgettable photographs. They make a point, a liberating point… about sensuality, about candor, about affection.
Nan Goldin is the impassioned historian of love in the age of fluid sexuality, glamour, beauty, violence, death, intoxication, and masquerade.
Most people get scared when they can’t categorize others—by race, by age, and most of all, by gender. It takes nerve to walk down the street when you fall between the cracks.