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Nan Goldin

Photographer Nan Goldin has been generating headlines not for her art but for her activism.

Nan Goldin is a cultural icon and pioneer of art photography celebrated for her provocative and intimate photos of drag queens, drug addicts and sex. But recently she has been generating headlines not for her art but for her activism. The photographer has been fighting the US opioid epidemic after battling her own addiction to prescription painkillers.

CORRECTION: In this edition of Profile we said Nan Goldin has protested on the steps of the Museum of Modern Art. In fact she has protested on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Producers: Viv Jones and Tural Ahmedzade

Protest audio courtesy of Mike Quinn

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Sun 10 Mar 2019 17:40

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