Nan Goldin. Couple in bed, Chicago, USA, 1977.
Goldin is often present at very intimate moments in the lives of her close friends. The trust they develop allows her to capture what is usually kept private and to make it public. This has always been one of her concerns - pushing the boundaries of social taboos. This image seems to express what Goldin perceives as the peculiar estrangement and alienation that often occurs after sex between men and women. Within intimacy there is often a great distance - a paradox that Goldin daringly explored in her best-know work, The Ballard of Sexual Dependency.

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