Posted November 10, 2019 05:16:23The most famous black photographer in the world has been a constant fixture on the front pages of newspapers and magazines for decades.
But the story behind his career is not only that of his remarkable photographic technique, it’s also the story of his family.
Garry Goldin was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1928, to Italian immigrants.
His mother was a housewife and he had two older brothers and sisters, all of whom came from Italian backgrounds.
He was a brilliant student and excelled at school.
His father was a stockbroker who died when Goldin’s father was only eight years old.
His younger sister was also born in an Italian family.
Goldin began his career as a photographer at the age of 18, taking photographs of the children of New York’s upper crust.
His first assignment was at the request of the owner of a local newspaper.
He made some of the most beautiful pictures he had ever seen and he was immediately hired to take pictures of the owners of local restaurants and theaters.
At the age 18, he became one of the top photographers in the city.
In 1940, he was given the assignment to photograph the King George VI birthday parade in London, a photograph which, along with a few other photos, became the definitive photograph of the coronavirus pandemic.
He went on to capture the coronovirus pandemics second pandemic, the Great Depression.
Goldin would later write about the experience in his book, Black America: A Biography of Black Photographers, which was published in 1994.
Golden was nominated for three Pulitzer Prizes, two for his photography and the other for his writing.
In 1951, he joined the editorial staff of the New York Daily News, where he was editor of the first edition.
He had the honor of being the first black editor of a major newspaper, and he continued his work in photography for the following years, producing more than 100 photographs, most of which are now in the public domain.
Golding was born on October 26, 1927, in Brooklyn.
He graduated from the City College of New Jersey in 1949 and was awarded a Rhodes scholarship to study photography.
He moved to Paris in 1960, where the then French Minister of Culture, Claude Pétain, appointed him to the post of head of the photographic department.
In 1961, Goldin married his second wife, Nancy L. Golder, who was born a white woman.
The couple later had three children.
Goldins wife, in addition to his wife, had two daughters, Diane and Ruth.
He died in 1983.
His work is best remembered for the iconic photograph of a black man walking into a restaurant in New York City in 1947.
His photographs have been used in television programs, movie posters, advertisements and countless other media.
In recent years, Goldins work has been honored by the Pulitzer Prize, a lifetime achievement award, a National Book Award, and several other prestigious awards.
He won the Pulitzer Medal for photography in 1999, and the Pulitzer Honor Photojournalism award in 2004.
In 2016, Golds work was recognized by the National Academy of Sciences, the Academy of American Art, and various other awards.
In addition to being an iconic photographer, Gold is also an advocate for civil rights and equality, working tirelessly for racial justice and equality throughout his career.
He served as a founding member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the National Black Journalists Association, the NAACP and the National Council of Historical Newspapers.
In 2009, he served as the co-founder of the American Association of Black Journalists.