Edition 2009


Born in 1954 in Boston.
In 1968 I turned on, tuned in, and dropped out. Left Lexington High School for a Hippie Free School called Satya on Kneeland Street in Boston’s Chinatown. It was there I met Nan. We were both 14 at the time. Lived in a Commune for a couple of years near Harvard Square. Fell in love with a boy named Tommy. Reunited with Nan in an apartment on Beacon Hill I shared with she, Tom, and various others. It was a magical year there in 1972. Started Museum School in 1974, finished at Cooper Union in New York in 1978. New Wave at full tide, we partied and we made art but who could tell the dif. Paris in 1980. Bottomed out in 1984. Back to Boston to clean up; AA, and hawk ladies shoes in the basement of Jordan Marsh Department Store. I was joined there by Nan in 1988. Back to New York in 1990. Berlin with Nan in 1991-94. Another Magical time. To New Haven with new boyfriend until 1998. Back to New York, Brooklyn to be exact, to settle down. Bought a gorgeous old Townhouse in Bed Stuy, and with my best friend James, a broken down old farmhouse in the Catskills. Ready to nest when the tough taskmaster of fashion reared its ugly head. Have been doing pictures on demand since then as well as many others; in fact that seems the only constant through most of the adult part of this mini bio. The making of and looking at of images, whatever they may be.  1994: Nan Goldin/David Armstrong: A Double Life, Museum für Gestaltung Zurich, Switzerland, 1995: Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY. And Many exhibitions through gallery in Europe and America: Zurich, Berlin, Paris, New York, Dusseldorf, Lisbon, Toronto, etc from his beginning to nowdays.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture