Raised by Wolves. Photographs and text by Jim Goldberg. Scalo, New York, 1995/1997. 320 pp. Large quarto. Second edition. SIGNED on title page. Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. 198 duotone and 45 color illustrations.
This book documents the lives of teenage runaways who live on the streets of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Goldberg tells their story with a combination of photographs, found documents, and handwritten texts by the subjects themselves. A stark and unsparing look at the lives of these displaced and misunderstood youths, this book is also a compassionate and moving study of adolescent life in America, revealing the myriad traps which are set by drugs, violence, and exploitation. A powerful and important work.