Softcover, 320 pages, 230 x 305 mm. Includes a photographic print affixed to the title-page with tape and gold paint.
First edition thus
Considered Goldberg’s seminal project, 'Raised by Wolves' documents the lives of teenage runaways who lived on the streets of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Jim Goldberg spent between 1987 and 1993 on the California streets photographing and interviewing his adolescent subjects, their social workers and the police. A combination of photographs and video stills, found documents, and handwritten texts by the subjects themselves create a scrapbook of the stark and unsparing lives. At its heart, this book is a compassionate and moving study of adolescent life in America, of displaced and misunderstood youths.
This is the self published xerox style bootleg version that Goldberg produced after the Scalo printing - originally pusblished in 1995 - became very difficult to find. The book is a classic in its own right, but Goldberg’s own version printed in rough photostat with additional inserts becomes more an artist's book or book object than a photodocumentary.