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Jim Goldberg

Untitled from the Rich and Poor Series

(New Haven, Connecticut, 1953 - )

1979 (printed 1984)

Gelatin silver print

14 x 10 7/8 in. (35.6 x 27.7 cm)

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Museum Acquisition Fund

1986.29

More Information

<SPAN STYLE="font-family:'HelveticaNeueLT Std Cn'">Jim Goldberg began photographing tenants in San Francisco’s transient hotels in 1977, asking his subjects for their handwritten commentaries on his images. The following year Goldberg turned his attention to affluent residents in their homes, likewise requesting written remarks. Although their dramatically different surroundings document the disparity in his subjects’ incomes, Goldberg captured poignant observations on relationships from both rich and poor households.</SPAN>

Marks

Verso, signed in pencil, "Jim Goldberg 1979/84" LR; "JG .014.4" UR

Keywords
Photography
Black and White
Child
Documentary
Mother
Social Class
Gelatin Silver
Poverty