1977年到1985年间,玛格南的摄影师Jim Goldberg在美国旧金山拍下了一辑关于穷人与富人(Rich and Poor)的肖像作品。拍完每张照片后,Jim Goldberg都让被摄对象写下了自己的故事,让我们有机会看到,位于社会的前端与末端的人们不同的美国梦。

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USA. San Francisco, California. 1982. “Very good! I think we fit in beautifully in the environment. The life we live comes naturally to us. We are aristocratic, well-bred: a cultured and civilized couple. I have never had to work a day in my life. We have always been affluent. I don’t care if people like the way we live – All we want is peace and quiet.”

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USA. San Francisco. 1982 “Arthur looks bored. I look like I am a prop. Arthur is a very sensitive man who gives me a lot of freedom.”… “We have a great lifestyle. We love private airplanes, fancy yachts, cars + vacations. People like to be with us – we are an exciting couple. I have power because I am a good person. You get power because people want to give it to you -.”

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USA. San Francisco, California. 1982. “I keep thinking where we went wrong. We have no one to talk to now, however, I will not allow this loneliness to destroy me – I STILL HAVE MY DREAMS. I would like an elegant home, a loving husband and the wealth I am used to.”

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USA. San Francisco, California. 1979. “What I really want is a real home with nice furniture, also a van to drive. I would also like to give my son what I didn’t get in life. Which includes love.”

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USA. San Francisco, California. 1981. ” George and I have been married 4 1/2 years. We are an average couple, he is too babyish at times, some times out personalities clash, but most of the time we get along. I feel like I depend on Gloria to take care of me. That makes me very happy.”

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USA. San Francisco. 1979. “I am a 29 year old female who loves plants and animals who came to San Francisco from a quiet town in Oregon 3 1/2 years ago. I don’t like it here! The city has made me dislike myself now I get depressed easily, which makes me sleep a lot and watch a lot of horror movies. I guess the picture shows me in a so-so mood and in a simple way of living. No money means living in the pits.”

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USA. San Francisco. 1983. “We look like weatherbeaten survivors. We try to understand each other. We can’t always. When we are young we think people will change, but they will become only what they are. Now, we are at the end of our lives. Growing old together eases the pain.”

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USA. San Francisco. 1978. “To me life seems so messed up but little by little I am trying to over come that. Because it is hard being a woman and to accept me as I am.”

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USA. San Francisco. 1984. “It’s kind of stinky living in this hotel. I don’t have nothing only $10. I keep waiting for someone to come in my door and give me money but nobody ever will.”

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USA. San Francisco. 1981. Untitled. Goldstines. USA. San Francisco. 1981. Untitled. Goldstines. “My wife is acceptable. Our relationship is satisfactory.” Edgar G “Edgar looks splendid here. His power and strength of character come through. He is a very private person who is not demonstrative of his affection; that has never made me unhappy. I accept him as he is. We are totally devoted to each other. Dear Jim: May you be as lucky in marriage!” Regina Goldstine

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USA. San Francisco. 1983. “I wish I could see more softness within myself. Most of the time, as though in limbo, I feel caught between an iceberg and a desert.”

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USA. San Francisco. 1979. “We are always very affectionate together.”…”My mom looks pretty. I look scared.”

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USA. San Francisco. 1979. “I love David. But he is to fragile for a rough father like me.”

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