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It Ended Sad, But I Love Where it Began
Jim Goldberg

It Ended Sad, But I Love Where it Began
Jim Goldberg
TBW Books


20 Pages
125 x 175 mm



Jim Goldberg It ended sad but I love where it began published in 2007. This is a collaboration of sorts between Jim and his subjects which seems to be about displaced people living away from their homeland – some of them trafficked into the sex trade or abused in other unspecified ways. Using polaroid photographs, he has his subjects write in the margins or on the verso – sometimes in English, sometimes not, the subject’s details are left in an ambiguous state. Not heavy handed and solely miserable, there is an underlying sense that although life is often hard these subjects can experience proud moments.


About the Artist
Jim Goldberg (b.1953) is an American artist and photographer, whose work reflects long-term, in-depth collaborations with neglected, ignored, or otherwise outside-the-mainstream populations. Among the many awards Goldberg has received are three National Endowment of the Arts Fellowships in Photography, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Henri Cartier-Bresson Award, and the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. His works have been exhibited, published, and collected internationally. Goldberg is Professor Emeritus at the California College of the Arts, and has been a member of the Magnum Photos agency since 2002. He currently lives and works in the greater Bay Area.

About the Publisher
TBW Books is an independent photography book publishing company founded in 2006 by Paul Schiek. The company produces beautifully printed and designed books by some of the world’s most renowned and acclaimed artists working in the field of photography, past and present. In addition to our yearly four-book Annual Series collections, TBW Books releases a tightly curated offering of monographs and special editions.

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