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Fotographi A Roma – My Martin Parr story

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I’ve been a really big Martin Parr fan for many years. His were some of the first images I can remember staring into, being mesmerized by. Surely there are more mesmerizing photographers and I’ve come to be exposed to far more work over the past decade or more but I’ll never forget the first time I flipped through The Last Resort photo book in my local Barnes & Noble.

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Thinking Back: My First Impactful Image

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Somebody posted a question into one of countless Facebook groups to which I belong. That question was what image had the biggest impact on you? I saw it early in the day on my phone and then went back later to answer the question and of course, as these things go, I couldn’t find the post again.

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Nan Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency

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I recently ordered myself a copy of Nan Goldin’s seminal collection The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, and I was somehow left feeling that I was the last guy to the party. As Wikipedia describes, more effectually than I probably can, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (1986) documents the post-Stonewall gay subculture and Goldin’s family and friends during the 1970s and 1980s and follows Goldin and her companions across several periods, stages, and locations; up and down the U.S. East Coast, to Chicago, Mexico, Berlin, and London. Regardless of location, her camera and her spotlight remain focused on the diverse cast of characters with which she has spent the formative years of her life.