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ANALYSIS OF NAN GOLDINS PHOTOGRAPHY Henrik Sejrbo MKT 491 Professor Schroeder In the 21st century there are many taboos and ways which are considered outside the norm and not commonly accepted by our society Nan Goldin photographer seeks to explore these ideas and to bring them to our attention in ways that can actually be thought of as offensive by some individuals Nan Goldin lives her life in a different world than most of us where she associates with people who stray from the norm and therefore shunned by society To view part of her collection of photographs was a pleasure and immediately two photographs seemed to be calling for my attention They are in my opinion the pearls of the collection I saw at the Fine Arts Center Galleries of URI The first photograph that caught my eye was Bruce with Bruno This picture portrays a small boy sitting across a mans shoulders in the setting of a living room The picture was taken as a close-up of the two people and the camera angle is level with the mans eyes The man is wearing a striped woolly winter-hat eventhough hes indoors He has a five oclock shadow and seems to be in the early stage of growing a beard His nose has a slight bend to his left and his shirt has black and white stripes complementary to his hat Hes wearing an unzipped black leather jacket and his brown eyes are opened wide but are slightly skewed from looking directly at the camera The child on his shoulders also doesnt look at the camera but rather stares off to his right His fingernails are dirty and his upperlip looks as if its swollen and more red than seems normal Neither character exhibits any emotions by means
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