Michael Going Photographs Biography

Michael Going Biography

Personal Data

Born 1943, New York City
B.A. Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 1965
Ltjg. USNR, Vietnam Service, 1965-67
Extensive travel / self study in Europe 1967
Social Worker, County of Los Angeles 1968-1972
Commenced photography career 1972

Academic Positions
Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA, Instructor: 1996-1997
Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA, Instructor: 1995

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

Corporate Collections
Frito-Lay, Inc., Dallas, TX
The Permanent Collections, Polaroid Crop, 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

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-July 12, 1998
'Impressions 1978-1995', one man studio show -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
'Rated X', Neikrug Photographica, New York City, June '84-July '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 for Samy's Camera Oct 2003
Clickers & Flickers, 'Life, Art & Polaroids' June 2001
Professional Photographers of Oregon Featured Speaker,'Life, Art & Polaroids' March 1999
Sierra Club, May 1997
Harvard/Westlake School Feb. 1997
Jonathan Club March 1997
Art Center College of Design, Guest Lectures 1978-Current
APA/LA, 'An Evening with Michael Going' September 1991
Envisions IVX Conference, Art Directors & Artists Club of Sacramento, Featured Speaker May 1989
UCLA, Guest Lectures Photography & Design Courses 1980-84

Published Profiles & Text Books
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, p.15-16, p.154-155 &168-169 by Kathleen T Carr
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
Polaroid ProNotes Issue 4, September 2001, Still Going Strong, p 3-5
www.polaroid.com June 1998-2001, Featured Photographer SX-70 Manipulations
Photo District News, May 2000, Twentieth Anniversary Issue, One of the Most Memorable Editorial Images of the Past Twenty Years, Editorial Photography 1980-2000 p. 213
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' p40-49 by Patricia Maye
Sports Illustrated Magazine Sept. 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

Selected bibliography, articles and published work
'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, August 2004 Cover, Two Umbrellas, Hilton Head SC
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
Photo District News, May 2000, Twentieth Anniversary Issue, Editorial Photography 1980-2000 p. 213
Popular Photography May 1998, 'Spicy doings at Polaroid' p34
Going Places Malaysia Airlines Magazine April 1998, 'April in Paris' p.54-61 photo essay of Paris
Going Places Malaysia Airlines Magazine October 1997, p. 64 -72, 'Portraits of Korea' (photo essay) text by David Clive Price
Romantic Homes Sept. 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, photo essay on bodybuilders p. 201-206
Road & Track Feb. 1994, '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, a story on San Diego, by Joseph Yogerst
Joyce Magazine (France) April 1991 'Reflets/Réflexions' an essay on perfume & 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'essay on Tennessee Williams, cover & p. 65-72
APA Magazine Summer 1990 Cactus Aruba 1989, cover
Aloha Magazine February 1989 'Going Places'p.56-59 (Kauai portfolio) by Marty Wentzel
American Way Magazine Sept. 1, 1989, 'Going to New York', cover & p. 76-81 photo essay and text by Michael Going
American Way Magazine Oct. 1989 'Haunted Minds', an essay on Herman Melville & Nathaniel Hawthorne p. 50-53
California Magazine Cot 1989 'Going Down for the Last Time' essay on Los Angeles p. 98-103
'Michael Going' A series of four posters, 1989 Published By Verkerke Reprodukties, The Netherlands (Super Thrift, Pitney's Beach Nevis, Tennis Court, & Upper West Side New York City)
American Way Magazine Mar. 15, 1988 'LA at Last', essay on Los Angeles p. 74-78 by Rod Davis
Sports Illustrated Vol. 69, No. 12 Special Olympic Issue Sept. 1988 'The Heart of
Seoul' essay on Seoul, Korea p. 30-36, by William Oscar Johnson
American Way Magazine Sept. 15, 1988 portrait of Jose Eber 'Styles All Their Own' p. 86-87
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 two page table of contents photograph-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 Sept. 1, 1986, 'Fresh Eye On The Open', p. 44-51 photo essay on the US Tennis Open
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 essay on form and shape

Special Projects
Commissioned by the Polaroid Corporation (International) to create a series of images
using a new film type for introduction in Europe & the United States-created 10 images entitled 'LA Kitsch' Aug.-Sept. 1997

Developed syllabus for Creative Portraiture at the Academy of Art College 1997
Developed and Designed Web site www.goinggallery.com of 20 years of altered Polaroid Work 1997

Created new Syllabus for Environmental Portraiture, including slide show of environmental
portraiture from painting through modern day photography 1996 Academy of Art College.

Commission by the Polaroid Corp. to consult in the development of a prototype film May 1996

American Way Magazine 1987-89 Contributing Editor

Major Portfolios & Works (Selected)
Los Angeles (1978-in progress)
LA Metro Red Line
Banal-A View of the Ordinary
LA Kitsch
Human Skull Series
Paris, France
Nudes (in progress)
New York City
Melrose Avenue
Swimming Pools (1978-in progress)

Of Recent Note:
May 2000,work selected by Photo District News for the Twentieth Anniversary Issue as one of the most memorable images in magazines 1980-2000:'Seoul' for Sports Illustrated 1988

Major Awards (Selected)

New York Art Directors Club Gold, Communication Arts Advertising and Photography Annuals, New England Advertising Gold Hatch, One Show Gold & Bronze


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Editorial & Commercial Portfolios

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