Monday, May 11, 2009

JIM GOLDBERG at the Henri Cartier Bresson Foundation and Magnum Paris

Gallery artist and Magnum photographer Jim Goldberg will be exhibiting at the Henry Cartier Bresson Foundation and the Magnum Gallery in Paris.

Open See

May 5th - July 26th, 2009
Henri Cartier Bresson Foundation

Goldberg's photographs examine the plight of refugees, immigrants and victims of human trafficking in Europe. In conjunction with the exhibition is the release of my book "Open See", published by Steidl, Germany, June 2009.

Rich & Poor
May 6th - July 17th, 2009

Magnum Gallery, Paris

The photographs in this exhibition constitute a shocking and gripping portrait of contemporary America. Jim Goldberg's 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. His 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.

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