Famous for her explicit pictures and for the inseparability of her life and work, Nan Goldin used her camera to record
images of what was around her and of her experience as a young artist, often at the limit of societal expectations. With maturity and sensitivity, and a personal, autobiographical style, she touched pressing themes such as AIDS, LGBTQI+ stories, gender-based violence, opioid addiction. Goldin has been fighting a battle against Purdue Pharma and its OxyContin, an opioid that is behind the addiction epidemics that caused over 400,000 in the United States. Her story has been portrait in Laura Poitras documentary All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival 2022.