Juxtapoz Magazine - Sheltering in Place: Ideas From "The Photographer's Playbook"

Navel gazing can get a little old, so, in the coming weeks (months?), as we find ourselves counting the hours till lunchtime on the sofa, we look for...

Edited by Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern and published by Aperture, The Photographer's Playbook contains advice, exercises and insight from John Baldessari, Tim Barber, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Jim Goldberg, Miranda July, Susan Meiselas, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, Mark Steinmetz, Roger Ballen, David Campany, Asger Carlson, Ari Marcopoulos, Todd Hido, and many more. —Text compiled by Alex Nicholson

New Haven’s Dashed American Dream

The Magnum photographer spent his career documenting the lives of runaways, refugees, and the residents of welfare hotels. Then, forty years later, he returned home.

As a young man, Jim Goldberg, the acclaimed Magnum photographer, had an ambition: “to get out of New Haven as soon as I could.” As he explains in his vivid new photographic memoir, “Candy,” the Goldberg family business was candy distribution, and New Haven during his childhood, in the nineteen-fifties and sixties, was an old American port city hustling into the future. The so-called Model City for urban renewal had an ambitious mayor, Richard Lee, who hoped to create the country’s first “slumless city.” Money and ideas poured into town like syrup, which then crusted over into new buildings and reconfigured neighborhoods notably lacking in beauty or communal cohesion. There were seizures, riots, flight, industry gone to rust, chronic poverty—the full box of urban bittersweet. Lee’s own verdict, years later, was, “If New Haven is a model city, God help America’s cities.”

Still Rich and Poor | PDN Photo of the Day

Photographer Jim Goldberg and publisher Gerhard Steidl probably had current socioeconomic realities in mind when they made the decision to revise and reprint Goldberg’s Rich and Poor, which contrasts portraits of San Francisco’s elite with portraits of its poorest citizens

Juxtapoz Magazine - A look inside Jim Goldberg's "Rich and Poor"

36 years ago Jim Goldberg took his first photograph for Rich and Poor on Mission Street in San Francisco. Looking out from his current studio windows...

In his republished book Rich and Poor (originally published in 1985), Goldberg reflects on how little has changed other than the faces and that the living conditions are even more tenuous and hopeless than before. Shot during 1977 to 1985 in San Francisco, Goldberg documented the wealthy and impoverished, believing “that once people saw what was happening, than we, as a society, would fix it,” says the photographer

LightBox | Time

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LightBox presents a special preview of the season’s best photography books, featuring releases as varied as a monograph on Danny Lyon; inspired contemporary work by Richard Renaldi; a poignant reflection on the lingering anxieties of war by Peter van Agtmael; and a re-envisioned edition of Jim Goldberg’s groundbreaking 1985 book, Rich and Poor.

Jim Goldberg: Postcards from America, Magnum Miami

Magnum Miami’s purpose is to examine the citizens of Florida around the time of the U.S. presidential election. It is part of  the Postcards from America  project where Magnum photographers have come together to work collaboratively. Previously, we’ve featured Mikhael Subotzky and Bruce Gilden’s reportage. In this next installment, Jim Goldberg discusses his participation in the project.

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Although a photographer’s process is integral to his/her work, it is often a carefully guarded secret. Most photographers tend to keep the development of their work to themselves, sometimes choosing to seek counsel only from a small circle of trusted friends. It comes as a surprise, then, to find Magnum photographer Jim Goldberg’s reworked sketches, videos and maquettes of his groundbreaking books openly shared online

A Postcard From Rochester

Last May, five Magnum photographers (Paolo Pellegrin, Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas, Mikhael Subotzky and myself) and the writer Ginger Strand, set out from San Antonio, Texas in an RV named Uncle J…

Ten Magnum photographers will be working in Rochester. Two of these photographers have already gotten started. A couple weeks ago, Alessandra Sanguinetti and Jim Goldberg picked up Uncle Jackson in Oakland and began driving to Rochester. You can see some pictures from their trip here. On their way, Alessandra and Jim picked me up in Minnesota. Later today we’ll be joining Bruce Gilden, Susan Meiselas, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Larry Towell, Alex Webb, and Donovan Wylie in Rochester. For two weeks we’ll be living together and working together.

Jim Goldberg and the Struggle of Photographic Storytelling

Here is a photographer who is really struggling with the medium photography, trying to make it tell the story he wants to tell. To make this clear, by “struggling” I mean a very creative struggle. Maybe “wrestling” would be a better word (if a grown man could wrestle with an abstract concept): Trying to make the medium express something, by bending and twisting and augmenting it.

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Magnum Photographers Alec Soth, Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas, Paolo Pellegrin, Mikhael Subotsky, and writer Ginger Strand are a bunch of friends going on a homespun adventure; a two week road trip, from May 11-26, across America. Rather than a super group on a stadium tour, the Postcards From America trip will be more in the spirit of a band going back to a small venue tour — a tour where they have to drive their own van and haul their own gear.

Postcards From America

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about the new Magnum project, Postcards From America. This May, I’m going to be joining four other photographers (Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas…

This May, I’m going to be joining four other photographers (Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas, Chris Anderson, Mikhael Subotzky) and the writer Ginger Strand for a two week road trip from San Antonio to Oakland. This is a unique project for Magnum. We are working collaboratively and are hoping to engage much more directly with our audience. At the beginning of the trip we will be doing a public event at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin. And at the end we’re going to do a pop-up exhibition somewhere in Oakland.

Jim Goldberg – Open See

  Copyright Jim Goldberg 2009 courtesy Steidl Reviewing Jim Goldberg’s photobook Open See, published this year by Steidl, it may be initially a stretch to think of this body of work coming fro…

Reviewing Jim Goldberg’s photobook Open See, published this year by Steidl, it may be initially be a stretch to think of this body of work coming from the Magnum photographic agency as a photojournalist project. In more than one way it is difficult to think of this body of work as a derivative of the other renowned members of this storied cooperative photographic agency, including such photographic luminaries as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, David Seymour, Dennis Stock, Burk Uzzle, Sebastiao Salgado, Marc Riboud, Elliot Erwit, Bruce Davidson and Steve McCurry.