Rich and Poor

@ Goldberg, Jim



.Last copy!.

Presentation by Steidl:

"From 1977 to 1985, Goldberg photographed the wealthy and destitute of San Francisco, creating a visual document that has since become a landmark work. Through the combination of text and photographs, Rich and Poor's mass appeal was instantly recognizable. In 1984 the series was exhibited alongside Robert Adams and Joel Sternfeld in the “Three Americans” exhibition at MoMA, and was published the following year by Random House.

Out of print since 1985, Jim Goldberg's Rich and Poor has been completely re-designed and expanded by the artist for Steidl. Available for the first time in hardcover, Rich and Poor builds upon the classic combination of photographs and handwriting and adds a surplus of vintage material and contemporary photographs that have never been published or exhibited. The photographs in Rich and Poor constitute a shocking and gripping portrait of America during the 70's and 80's that remains just as relevant today."

The book comes with a Leporello booklet inserted in the inside of the back cover.

PLEASE NOTE: Our very last copy has been shown to a limited number of customers at the bookstore and is unsealed. However, it remains in PERFECT condition.

222 pages - Hardcover w/ DJ + booklet

Steidl, 2014

Format : 23.5 x 32.5 cm

New - Mint condition

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Goldberg, Jim

Jim Goldberg is an American photographer based in San Francisco, he is a member of Magnum Photos since 2006. His work was on display alongside Robert Adams and Joel Sternfeld in the exhibition "Three Americans" at the MoMA in New York in 1984; an exhibition then described as "a show of politically charged and socially conscious images". His most important photobooks are:  - "Rich and Poor" (Random House, 1985 and Steidl, 2014), a series of portraits - of rich and poor people - accompanied by handwritten notes by the people he photographed, reflections on their life, their condition, their aspirations.  - "Raised by Wolves" (Scalo, 1995), a chronicle of the life of teenagers living in the streets of California. In 2020, the English publisher Stanley / Barker released "Fingerprint", a boxed set of 45 unbound images, a project by the artist revisiting the corpus of images made during the shooting of "Raised by Wolves". © Portrait by Alessandra Sanguinetti,  Magnum Photos
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