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NAN GOLDIN
[b. 1953] an American photographer
I used to think that I could never lose anyone if I photographed them enough. In fact, my pictures show me how much I've lost. - Nan Goldin - From the book: "Couples and Loneliness" http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070429180035AAkKJhB

My work was all about homage, because I thought they were the most beautiful people I've ever met. - Nan Goldin - From the book: "Couples and Loneliness" http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070429180035AAkKJhB

My pictures were always misunderstood as having a sexual theme. - Nan Goldin

I knew from a very early age, that what I saw on tv had nothing to do with real life. So I wanted to make a record of real life. That included having a camera with me at all times. - Nan Goldin

A lot of people seem to think that art or photography is about the way things look, or the surface of things. That's not what it's about for me. It's really about relationships and feelings...it's really hard for me to do commercial work because people kind of want me to do a Nan Goldin. They don't understand that it's not about a style or a look or a setup. It's about emotional obsession and empathy. - Nan Goldin - http://coincidences.typepad.com/still_images_and_moving_o/2004/07/nan_goldin_a_pe.html

I used to think I couldn't lose anyone if I photographed them enough. I used photography to stave off loss. But with the recent deaths of many of my friends I realized the limits of what can be preserved. - Nan Goldin

There are too many photographers. Try to get involved with something that really matters. And unless you need art to survive, the don’t do it. - Nan Goldin

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