April 21st 2011, 7.00
Hogg Lecture Theatre, University of Westminster
35 Marylebone Rd
London NW1 5LS
Jim Goldberg’s series ‘Open See’ documents the experiences of refugee, immigrant and trafficked populations who travel from war torn, socially and economically devastated countries to make new lives in Europe. Goldberg (b. 1953, USA) is an American photographer and writer whose work reflects on long term neglected issues. He uses varied and experimental approaches to photographic storytelling, combining Polaroids, video, text, ephemera and large and medium format photographs to reflect on issues of migration and the conditions for desiring escape. Here are a few examples of his work, and to find out more information about the Artists talk visit the Photographers Gallery.