Jim Goldberg. Whalley Avenue. New Haven, Connecticut. September 2013.
The afterword to the first edition of Jim’s Rich and Poor begins:
“I always wanted to be somebody else. I remember going for drives with my parents on Sundays through the wealthier neighborhoods in New Haven. We would point out the big houses with mock envy, but I dreamed then of the wonderful life behind the walls and fences: the mothers and fathers who drove the convertibles parked in the long driveways. They seemed content……”
This fall Jim is back in New Haven: He and Donovan Wylie are artists in residence at the Yale University Art Gallery, and on Sunday at 3 p.m. they’ll be giving an artist talk at the Gallery’s McNeil Lecture Hall. It’s free and open to the public, so please come by. (If you haven’t yet been to the renovated YUAG, it’s really fantastic.)