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Jim Goldberg: Rich and Poor

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Available for the first time in hardcover, Rich and Poor is exquisitely printed and produced with a surplus of vintage materials and contemporary photographs that have never been published or exhibited.--Miss Rosen "Crave Online " Although three decades have passed since its original publication, this new, expanded edition of Jim Goldberg's Rich and Poor continues to resonate truth in many people's hearts and attracts a new generation of photo-book lovers. This is proof of a masterpiece.--Miwa Susuda "Photo Book Magazine " Every write-up of this reprint mentions how it's as poignant today as back in 1985 when it was published. As the title suggests, the book, shot in San Francisco from the late '70s through the mid-'80s, is a study of the very wealthy and the very poor. In what was to become his trademark style, Jim Goldberg photographs subjects and then has them write something about themselves on the print. Of course, San Francisco is a different city now, with the income gap between rich and poor having grown to an enormous chasm. For the redesigned book, available in hardback, Goldberg added a few photos revisiting locations and people he shot for the original.--Mark Murrmann "Mother Jones " At 222 pages, Rich and Poor begins with the underprivileged and gradually works it's way to wealth, with many of the prints accompanied by the subject's own handwritten comments about themselves. Gorgeously designed and thoughtfully edited, this book is a standout amongst current photography book.--The Editors "Juxtapoz " This study of the wealthy and the very less-than in San Francisco was created between 1977 and 1985, and was featured as part of the "Three Americans" exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Using a combination of photographs and text, this photo essay truly brings to the viewer not just the sense of the times, but also of the hopes, dreams and (very likely) future disappointments of the subjects. One striking image among many is that of a young man with a cat and a hat living in a transient hotel who states that his goal one day "is to build an empire." This volume is a redesign and reissue of an out-of-print 1985 edition.--Andre Crump " "

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