End Frame: Hank Willis Thomas on Jim Goldberg

September 13, 2012

© Jim Goldberg/Magnum Photos

“Friday?” 1991, appears in Raised by Wolves, Jim Goldberg’s ground-breaking 1995 book about teenage runaways in Los Angeles and San Francisco. To tell their stories, Goldberg chose to show reproductions of his subjects’ writings with his photos.

Magnum photographer Jim Goldberg’s in-depth collaborations with marginalized subjects have had a lasting influence on visual artist Hank Willis Thomas. “He was the first person who I got to know as a student, who was working with photography and text,” says Thomas, who studied with Goldberg at the California College of the Arts in Oakland. In Goldberg’s books Rich and...

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