Nan Goldin

Nan Goldin

Born 1953


Nancy Goldin is an American photographer and activist. Her work often explores LGBT subcultures, moments of intimacy, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and the opioid epidemic. Her most notable work is The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (1986). The monograph documents the post-Stonewall, gay subculture and includes Goldin’s family and friends. She is a founding member of the advocacy group P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now). She lives and works in New York City.

Nan Goldin Portrait by Norman Jean Roy


  • Nan Goldin will be inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame on November 3rd, 2023.


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