The ballad of sexual dependency

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Aperture Foundation, 1986 - Health & Fitness - 144 pages
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Goldin charts the loss of innocence through barrooms and parties on the social periphery of New York's East Village and through the harrowing worlds of drugs and prostitution. The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is a visual diary chronicling the struggle for intimacy and understanding between friends, and lovers--collectively described by Nan Goldin as her "tribe." Her work describes a world that is visceral, charged, and seething with life . . . . As Goldin writes: "Real memory, which these pictures trigger, is an invocation of the color, smell, sound, and physical presence, the density and flavor of life."

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Beautiful, haunting photographs. - Goodreads
Painful pictures let you in this sick world. - Goodreads
Her pictures are amazing. - Goodreads
Her Photographs are so raw you can feel the dirt. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Curtis - Goodreads

The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is Nan Goldin's most seminal work. This visual dairy chronicles the life and times of her friends and lovers (ie her "tribe") spanning from the late 70s to the mid 80s ... Read full review

Review: Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency

User Review  - Drew Brereton - Goodreads

A moving collection of photos of the author's life and her friends, covering the late 70's and early 80's, mostly in a gritty New York setting. While she makes clear in the brief text of the book that ... Read full review

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About the author (1986)

Nan Goldin was born in Washington, D.C., in 1953. At eighteen, she began photographing her exted family in New York City; Provincetown, Massachusetts; and London. Her work continues to be exhibited worldwide.

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