About the Author

Ed Gold
Blurbarian Since December 2008
Name Ed Gold
My Web Site www.edgold.co.uk
Location Worldwide
Gender Male
My Occupation Social Documentary Photographer
My Bio UK•Patagonia•Chile•USA•Canada•Alaska•Afghanistan•Ukraine•France•Portugal

Ed Gold has a talent for recording all aspects of life and is Inspired by his interest in documenting the lives of people connected to historically important culture - he spent two and a half years creating a significant body of work in Patagonia.

Ed took his first photograph at the age of eight, and has carried a camera with him ever since. Born in London and raised in Essex and Istanbul, he moved to north Wales in 1999, fell in love with the landscape and became a full-time photographer 10 years ago. Ed obtained a degree in design and an MA from Central St Martins College of Art and Design. A fiercely motivated self-starter, he has travelled the world taking photographs, driven not by commercial gain, but by the desire to preserve in pictures the culture, tribes, communities, customs, traditions and minorities that fuel his passion and his creative intuition

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

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I try to capture people in their living environments with a camera. I am dedicated to particularly showing the lives of underprivileged or disadvantaged people and their traditions, customs, culture which could possibly disappear soon. I have various projects I am keen to document outside of the UK as soon as possible which will involve, as usual, immersing myself into a community for at least a year in order to get to the heart of the subject.
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When younger many photographers inspired me but as time passed and I became busier and more involved with my own work I lost track of which photographers were doing amazing things. Weegee (Arthur Fellig) was the first photographer to get me excited and then later Bresson, Doisneau and Kertész. Now I like Sebastião Salgado's work who used film extensively. Other than those I don't go out of my way to view others work. It seems that the big names nowadays are only 'big' because of who they know!
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
Please contact me at:

Email: info@edgold.co.uk
Skype: edgoldchubut