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Raised By Wolves
Jim Goldberg

Raised By Wolves
Jim Goldberg
Scalo (Second edition 1997)


320 Pages
230 x 305 mm
ISBN 1881616509



This unflinching, often shocking photographic portrait of teenage runaways in Los Angeles and San Francisco forgoes both the critical distance of the cautionary tale and the banality of the morality play. Instead, Goldberg forges a more personal, and therefore more horrifying, path. His photographs portray in numbing detail the lives of a loosely knit group of young people, as they shoot heroin, turn tricks, and show off their tattoos. Though photographs dominate the book, a significant portion is devoted to text: interviews, confessionals, and even reproductions of the subjects’ writings and drawings. Goldberg is friends with his subjects, and in interviews they refer to him by name. He gets involved with their parents and social workers with varying degrees of success. Goldberg’s work, completed between 1987 and 1993, will be exhibited in conjunction with the book’s release and will tour the United States until late 1997. One complaint: many of the photographs bleed into the gutter, making them harder to view; a little border would have made a difference. Still, this group portrait is highly recommended for art photography collections


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
Scalo, founded in Zurich in 1991, publishes high-quality books on the work of internationally known contemporary artists and photographers, with the added twist of offering gallery exhibitions and fine art prints. It ceased trading in 2008.

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