Photographer Nan Goldin Now on Instagram

A quick heads up: Back in August, Cindy Sherman, one of the best-known photographers working today, launched an Instagram account where she has posted 600 new photos and strange self-portraits. Now you can look forward to exploring an Instagram account belonging to another influential American photographer, Nan Goldin. So far, you’ll only find 19 photos, including the one above, captioned as “Self portrait as a Dominatrix Boston 1977 (a long time ago).” But hopefully that’s just the beginning.

Goldin’s Instagram account makes its debut at the same time that Steidl Books has re-released Nan Goldin: The Beautiful Smile–the memoir in which Goldin famously photographed, writes The New York Times, the subjects who “have been those closest to her: Transsexuals, cross-dressers, drug users, lovers, all people she befriended when she moved to New York” and who lived in what mainstream critics would coldly call the ‘margins of society’.” The highly-praised book is now out again.

via Hyperallergic

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