Nan Goldin Jimmy Paulette After the Parade, 1991
In their mailing Best of 2016 Part 2 Artsy features their piece written by Molly Gottschalk from July last year.
It’s hard to imagine the 1990s without Corinne Day’s portrait of a forlorn, 15-year-old Kate Moss striking a pose in skimpy silk underwear, following a fight with her then-boyfriend. Or Larry Clark’s decade-defining film Kids (1995), which blew the lid off a drug-fueled, sex-obsessed band of New York City teenagers. In the ’90s, documenting real life became increasingly en vogue, for better or for worse. Fashion shoots favored grunge over glamorized, staged tableaux, and photographers pointed their lenses to their realities and the fraught issues of the time—including identity politics and the AIDS crisis, among others. In the midst of our current nostalgia for the 20th century’s final decade, and the last generation to experience a world without omnipresent technology, we look to eight photographers who captured the zeitgeist of ’90s youth.
The eight photographers include Adrienne Salinger, Corinne Day, Ryan McGinley, Nan Goldin, Larry Clark, Wolfgang Tillmans, Collier Schorr and Dash Snow.
The article is well worth a read, you can do so HERE. And take a few moments to check out Artsy's site HERE.
|Larry Clark, Untitled, 1993|
Wolfgang Tillmans Alex in Surge, 1995
|Collier Schorr, Girlfriends Bathing, Durlandgen, 1995|