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Untitled from the Rich and Poor Series

Jim Goldberg

(New Haven, Connecticut, 1953 - )

1979 (printed 1984)

Gelatin silver print

14 in. x 10 7/8 in. (35.56 cm x 27.62 cm)

Museum Acquisition Fund

1986.29

More Information

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.

Marks

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

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