Jim Goldberg — Open See
Past: November 4 → December 10, 2011
The gallery in collaboration with the festival “images & mots à Saint-Germain-des-Prés” has given an outstanding place to Jim Goldberg’s last work entitled “Open See”.
Portrait and writing are the focus of this work that won the HCB Award in 2007 and the Deutsche Borse Prize in 2011. “Open See”, addresses the topic of immigration in Greece, Ukraine, India and Africa. Californian photographer Jim Goldberg creates mural compositions mixing different formats and colour, black and white photographs. The Polaroids are the matrices, the portraits of the migrants encountered bring together, with its witting on the same picture, the testimony of their history. The documentary large format photographs escape from the intimate and personal portraiture expanding the look at the poignant story of contemporary migration.