Polaroid Gallery
New & Traditional Work

June 2011


The Beginning and Educational Background
Born 1943, New York City
Child Model New York City 1944-1947
Introduction to Photography Class Jordan Jr High School 1955
BA Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 1965
LTJG USNR, Vietnam Service USS Finch DER-328, 1965-67
Extensive travel/self study in Europe 1967
Social Worker, County of Los Angeles 1968-1972
Commenced photography career 1972

Teaching Positions

Barnsdall Jr. Arts Center-Dept Cultural Affairs City LA Instructor 2006-current
Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA, Instructor: 1996-1997
Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA, Instructor: 1995

Museum Collections
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Eastman Kodak House, Rochester NY

Maison Européene de la Photographie, Paris, France
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France

Corporate Collections
Gilmore Associates, Los Angeles
Frito-Lay, Inc., Dallas, TX
The Permanent Collections, Polaroid Corp, Cambridge, MA
Princess Cruises Inc./Grand Princess
Saatchi & Saatchi, Los Angeles, CA
The Fitzgerald-Hartley Co., Nashville, TN
Smith, Johnson, Brandt & Heintz, Traverse City, MI

'Downtown Gilmore Collection' Continental Gallery, September 10, 2008-Oct 11, 2008
'Altered Vision' Grey Goose Gallery, Los Angeles November 9, 2006-January 9, 2007
‘Trees’ Group Show, Farmani Gallery, Los Angeles, Sept 7-Sept 29-2006
Michael Going: 'Photographs' ArcLight Cinemas, Hollywood, CA July 19-August 28, 2005
'Going Eclectic', A&I Hollywood, CA March 25, 2005-April 25, 2005
'Isolation - A View' Coffee Table Gallery and Restaurant Los Angeles Sep1-Oct 30 2000
'Selected Works' TAEC, Los Angeles Dec1998-Feb 1999
'Michael Going Limited Edition Cibachrome Prints', No Borders, Brentwood, CA. June 13, 1998-July 8, 1998
'Impressions 1978-1995' studio show of original altered Polaroids & Cibachrome prints April 1995
'Works On Polaroid', Photo Impact Gallery, Los Angeles, Dec 90-Jan 91, two man show
'New Nudes', Govinda Gallery, Washington, D.C., April 13-May 20 1989, group show
'Ballet', Neikrug Photographica, New York City, May 86-June-86, two man show
'Celebrate the Athlete', TransAmerica Corp., San Francisco, July '84-Sep '84 group show
'Los Angeles Photographers Photograph the Ballet', Bernard Jacobson Gallery, Dec 83-Jan 84 group show

Lectures & Seminars
Woman Photographers of California, May 2004
Sierra Club, Los Angeles Chapter, February 2004
Altering Polaroids, sponsored by Polaroid Corp/Samy's Camera October 2003
Private One on One Workshops Altered Polaroid SX-70 from 2000-2005
Clickers & Flickers, 'Life, Art & Polaroids June 2001
Professional Photographers of Oregon ,'Life, Art & Polaroids March 1998
Sierra Club, May 1997
Harvard/Westlake School Feb 1997
Jonathan Club March 1997
Art Center College of Design, Guest Lectures 1978-2000
APA/LA, 'An Evening with Michael Going' September 1991 Envisions IVX Conference, Art Directors & Artists Club of Sacramento,Guest Speaker May 1989
UCLA, Guest Lectures Photography & Design Courses 1980-84

Published Profiles & Books
'Altered Vision, Book l Hand Altered Polaroids' by Michael Going, published 2008
The Artful Imagery of Michael Going double exposure online magazine July 2008 by Lynn Eodice (http://www.doubleexposure.com/MichaelGoing.shtml)
Shutterbug Magazine, ‘Fine Art SX-70 Polaroid’, February 2003 p.50 by Joe Farace
Polaroid Manipulations: A Complete Visual Guide for Creating SX-70, Transfer and Digital Prints, September 2002 Amphoto Books, by Kathleen T Carr p.15-16, p.154-155 &168-169
Art Business News Sept 2002, Ballet Takes Center Stage With Contemporary Artists, p. 96-100 by Vanessa Silberman
Photography by Bruce Warren (college textbook) 2001 &1993 West Publishing Co.
p. 335 St. Maarten 1985
Polaroid ProNotes Issue 4, September 2001, Still Going Strong, p 3-5
pdn Photo District News, May 2000, Twentieth Anniversary Issue, One of the Most Memorable Images of the Past Twenty Years, Editorial Photography 1980-2000 p. 213
www.polaroid.com June 1998-2002, Featured Photographer SX-70 Manipulations
Photographer's Encyclopaedia International 1839 to the Present Éditions Ides
et Calendes, Switzerland CD-ROM 1997
Road & Track Feb 1994, p.14 People & Places 'Michael Going' by Sam Mitani
Test Magazine (Polaroid Corp) Fall/Winter 1994, Volume Xll, 'Altered States' p.12-13
PhotoPro November December 1993, 'Going Going Gone' p. 28-33 by Mark Lapin
Professional Photographer March 1993, 'Artful Vision', p. 62-65.
Photo Magazine (France) March 1991, 'Michael Going Polapicture' p. 58-62
by Mathias Schmitt
Photo District News Nov 1991 Vol. Xl, Issue Xlll 'Michael Going's Altered States' cover & p. 76-80 by Sam Greengard
Confetti Oct/Nov 1988, 'Michael Going: Life, Art and Altered Photos' cover,
& p. 26-33 by Andra Miller
Communication Arts May/June 1988, 'Michael Going' Cover & p. 86-93 by Julie Prendiville
Photo/Design Vol. 3 No. 1 Ninth Issue Feb/Mar 1986, 'Going Places' p. 40-49 by Patricia Maye
Sports Illustrated Magazine Sep 1, 1986, 'Fresh Eye On The Open', Publisher's Letter, p.4
Selections from The Frito-Lay Collection Catalogue April 1987 p. 24-25
Photographic Magazine Feb 1987 'Going, Going, Gone' p. 22-24 by Franklin Cameron
American Photographer May 1987 'Working Papers, by Request: Advantage Going' p.106
American Photographer Nov 1987, 'Going Soft' p. 106-108
PSA Magazine January 1981 'Painting with Pictures' by Ellen Alperstein p. 50-53

Selected bibliography, articles, and published work
Journey Magazine, ‘New Orleans Jazz Festival’ p 99 March/April 2007
‘Feet in the Street’ by Roy Blount, Jr book cover Random House/Crown Books Feb 2005
'Red Cadillac' by Michael Going double eXposure Magazine online publication Feb 1, 2005
'Tutta Quell'Acqua' by Luigi Bernardi, book cover, Dario Flaccovio Editore publisher Dec 2004
Private Clubs Magazine August 2004 Cover
Morning Calm Magazine (Korean Airlines), June 2002, ‘LA Cool’ p.16-21 by Keith Rockmael
Discover Magazine, February 2002, Bigger, Faster, Stronger by Karen Wright, p. 28
Becoming Family Magazine, Summer 2001, The Turn of the Tide, by Arthur Gordon, p. 22-26
pdn Photo District News, May 2000, Twentieth Anniversary Issue, One of the Most Memorable Images of the Past Twenty Years, Editorial Photography 1980-2000 p. 213
Popular Photography May 1998, 'Spicey doings at Polaroid' p34
Going Places Malaysia Airlines Magazine April 1998, 'April in Paris' p.54-61
Going Places Malaysia Airlines Magazine October 1997, p. 64 -72, 'Portraits of Korea' (photo essay) text by David Clive Price
Romantic Homes Sep 1996,'The Art of Dance' p.22-23 by Nancy Bartels
Dynasty Magazine (China Airlines) Dec 1995, 'Impressions of Los Angeles'
cover & p. 48-54 (photo essay)
Seven Seas Magazine (Japan), June 1995, 'Quest for Lost Images 18 Michael Going',(Swimming Pool Series) by Uyeda Seiko, p. 171-5
America West Airlines March 1995, 'Impressions of L.A.', Photo Essay by Michael Going, Cover & p. 36-41
Muscle & Fitness Feb 1994, 'Altered Images' by Michael Going, a photo essay on bodybuilders p. 201-206
Road & Track Feb 1994, p.14 People & Places 'Michael Going' by Sam Mitani & 'Collectible Cars' p. 52-61
Time Magazine Aug 8, 1994 'If Everyone Is Hip...Is Anyone Hip? p. 48-50
Discovery (Cathay Pacific Airlines) May 1993 'City Limits' cover, p.46-56, by Joseph Yogerst
Joyce Magazine (France) April 1991 'Reflets/Réflexions' an essay on perfume and Los Angeles architecture p. 160-167
American Way Magazine (American Airlines) April 15, 1991 'Hawai'i No Ka 'Oi' photo essay on Kauai & Lanai p. 70-77
Japan Avenue (Japan) April/May 1991 'Camera Freeze' Cactus Aruba 1989 & Carousel, Paris 1990 p.102-103
California Magazine May 1990 'Aren't You Going to Work?' p. 65-69
American Way Magazine June 1, 1990, 'Tennessee New Orleans' an essay on the haunts of Tennessee Williams cover & p. 65-72
APA Magazine Summer 1990 Cactus Aruba 1989 cover
Aloha Magazine February 1989 Kauai portfolio 'Going Places' p. 56-59 by Marty Wentzel
American Way Magazine Sep 1, 1989, 'Going to New York', cover & p. 76-81
photo essay and story by Michael Going
American Way Magazine Oct 1989 'Haunted Minds', an essay on Herman
Melville & Nathaniel Hawthorne p. 50-53
California Magazine Oct 1989 'Going Down for the Last Time' essay on Los Angeles p. 98-103
'Michael Going' A series of four lithographs, Published By Verkerke Reprodukties, The Netherlands (Superthrift, Pitney's Beach Nevis, Tennis Court, & Upper Westside New York City) 1989
American Way Magazine Mar. 15, 1988 'LA at Last', essay about Los Angeles p. 74-78 by Rod Davis
Sports Illustrated Vol. 69, No. 12 Special Olympic Issue Sep 1988 'The Heart of Seoul' essay on Seoul, Korea p. 30-36, written by William Oscar Johnson
American Way Magazine Sep. 15, 1988 portrait of Jose Eber 'Styles All Their Own' p. 86-87
Arizona Trend August, 1988 'Coolers' p. 57-61 by Kevin Hellicker
American Way Magazine Nov 15, 1988 'Remembering Korea' written & photographed by Michael Going p. 122-127
American Way Magazine Dec. 15, 1988 'The Best of American Way' p. 68-69
Road &Track Magazine Porsche Special Issue 1988 2 page table of contents photograph of a Porsche & California architecture
'The Michael Going Collection' a series of 16 greeting cards Avanti Publishing 1987
American Way Magazine Dec.15, 1987 'Fear & Loafing in the Caribbean' cover & p. 54-61, by Rod Davis
Sports Illustrated Magazine Sep 1, 1986, 'Fresh Eye On The Open', p. 44-51 & Publisher's Letter, p.4
Photo Japon Jan 86, 'Manipulated Images' p. 70-71
PSA Magazine January 1981 'Painting with Pictures' series of early altered Polaroid SX-70 photographs p. 50-53, by Ellen Alperstein
Photographic Magazine August 1972 'Plain Geometry' p. 43-46, black and white photo essay

Awards include: (complete list upon request)
New York Art Directors Club Gold Award
Communication Arts Photography Annual
IPA 2006 Photographer of the Year Competition Honorable Mention
Finalist Palm Springs Photo Festival 2006 & 2007 slide show 'Altered Vision'

Special Projects, Commissions

Produced and edited book 'Darkroom Spills, Five Young Photographers' featuring the black & white work of my Beyond Basic class
Created new Black & White Photography & darkroom classes at Barnsdall Jr Arts Center (City LA Dept Cultural Affairs) Basic and Beyond Basic Black & White Photography 2006-07
Developed and Curated photographic student shows Portraits, Shadows & Photograms, Winter & Summer Photography shows 2006-2009
Commissioned by Gilmore Associates to photograph The Old Bank District of Los Angeles 2004
Commissioned by the Polaroid Corporation to create the portfolio' LA Kitsch introducing a new film 1997
Created syllabus for Creative Portraiture and Environmental Portraiture classes at the Academy of Art College 1997
Developed and Designed Web site www.goinggallery.com: 1997
Created new Syllabus for Environmental Portraiture class at the Academy of Art College including slide show of environmental portraiture from painting through modern day photography 1996.
American Way Magazine 1988-89 Contributing Editor
1980's-mid 90's commissioned by major magazines such as Sports Illustrated, Time and Road & Track to create special photographic essays on the US Tennis Open, What's Hip, Collectible Cars and many others.
1978-1990's regular assignments for Town and Country Magazine

Major Portfolios & Works (Selected)

2007-current various digital projects including 'Drive By' and' Hollywood Dreams'
2006 ceased shooting Polaroid SX-70
Los Angeles (1978-2006) various subjects of interest in altered Polaroid medium
Old Bank District-Downtown LA 2004-05
Disney Hall 2003-04
LA Metro Red Line 2000-01
LA Kitsch 1997
Collectible Cars Road & Track 1994
Human Skull Series 1995
Paris, France 1990-1992
Nudes 1978-1995
Hawaii 1987-89
New York City 1985-1988
US Tennis Open Sports Illustrated 1985
LA Melrose Avenue 1984-85
Ballet 1983
Swimming Pools 1978-1998
Singular images and small series work 1978-current
2006 stopped creating Altered Polaroid work and commenced digital capture imagery concentrating on downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood at night.

Polaroid Gallery
New & Traditional Work