Jim Goldberg’s innovative use of image and text make him a landmark photographer of our times. He has been working with experimental storytelling for over forty years, and his major projects and books include Rich and Poor (1977-85), Raised by Wolves (1985-95), Nursing Home (1986), Coming and Going (1996-present), Open See (2003-2009), The Last Son (2016), Ruby Every Fall (2016), Candy (2013-2017), Darrell & Patricia (2018), and Gene (2018). His work is in numerous private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Getty, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He is the recipient of numerous awards including three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship (1985), the Henri Cartier-Bresson Award (2007), and the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (2011). Goldberg is Professor Emeritus at the California College of the Arts and is a member of Magnum Photos.
Chorus is a collage created by Jim Goldberg in 2018. The photographs were originally taken in 2017 while Goldberg was on commission in Beijing. The work consists of portraits made of the people he met randomly in the city as well as snapshots found at local flea markets, and markings made with a variety of mediums. Goldberg’s multifaceted process of working with images and his hands on approach pastes together individual lives to create a raw portrait of everyday life on the streets of the country’s capital city.