11 agosto, 2007


Self-portrait with milagro, The Lodge, Belmont, MA, 1988
(Guggenheim Museum © Nan Goldin)
Já passaram uns meses valentes, mas só há dias me apercebi que Nan Goldin ganhou este ano o Prémio de Fotografia Hasselblad, um dos mais prestigiados do mundo.

O júri do galardão, que incluiu a portuguesa Tereza Siza, fez a seguinte declaração:

Nan Goldin is one of the most significant photographers of our time. She has been documenting her own life and that of her friends – her extended family – for more than 30 years, focusing on the urban scene in New York and Europe in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, marked so dramatically by HIV and AIDS. Her work, while based on the direct esthetics of snapshot photography, presents her personal life as work of arts; intimate, formally beautiful, and with intense use of color. The presentation of her work in the form of slide shows resonates in the work of photographers of more than one generation. Her use of photography as a memoir, as a means of protection against loss and as an act of preservation responds to the needs of our times.

Jimmy Paulette on David's Bike, Nova Iorque, 1991
(San Francisco Museum of Modern Art © Nan Goldin)

1 comentário:

Anónimo disse...

interessantíssimas fotos. :D

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