“HIS USE OF IMAGE AND TEXT ARE A LANDMARK IN THE FIELD”: GOLDBERG’S RICH AND POOR, 1985
GOLDBERG, Jim. Rich and Poor. New York: Random House, (1985). Slim quarto, original white photographic stiff paper wrappers. $500.
First edition, second printing of this “shocking and gripping portrait of contemporary America,” with 79 finely-screened duotones.
“Jim Goldberg is considered one of today’s most respected photographers. His work with various sub-cultures and use of image and text are a landmark in the field… The photographs in this book constitute a shocking and gripping portrait of contemporary America. His photographs of rich and poor people, with the subjects’ own handwritten comments about themselves on the prints, give us an inside look at the American dream at both ends of the social scale. Goldberg’s pictures reveal his subjects’ innermost fears and aspirations, their perceptions and illusions about themselves, with a frankness that makes the portraits as engrossing as they are disturbing” (Magnum). Owner gift inscription.