Jim Goldberg

An heir to social documentarians such as Walker Evans and Robert Frank, influential Bay Area photographer Jim Goldberg creates work about people and their positions in society as a function of broader cultural policies. Early in Goldberg’s career, the Museum of Modern Art in New York included prints from the artist’s Rich and Poor series in the photography department’s 1984 exhibition Three Americans (with Robert Adams and Joel Sternfeld). Since then, his work has been the subject of solo exhibitions organized by leading museums worldwide and collected by institutions such as the J. Paul Getty Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. Goldberg is represented in New York by Pace/MacGill Gallery and in San Francisco by Casemore Kirkeby.