"I take photographs of People going about their daily lives.That’s what I do, nothing complicated." Robert Goldstein
Goldstein attended the School of Visual Arts, NYC, USA 1978 – 1981. Leaving NYC in 1984 he began a career in fashion photography and landed his first job with Italian Vogue, working with Manuela Pavesi on numerous fashion stories. Work with various other international fashion magazines followed.
Leaving Italy for London he changed direction from fashion to reportage. In 1991 he began freelancing and worked with Colin Jacobsen on the Saturday Supplement for the Independent Newspaper. In 1993-4 Goldstein worked with UK Unicef in South Sudan. Subsequently a show of his South Sudan photos, was exhibited at the Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool,UK. A solo show at Smiths Gallery, London, followed. Alongside this work Goldstein photographed in the music industry, in theatre, in film and advertising, also working for various publications including GQ and Vanity Fair.
While continuing his commercial work he begun teaching photography at Chalcot, BESD School in Camden, inner city, London. ( Behavioural, Emotional and Social Disorders). During this time Goldstein documented the everyday life of the school. An exhibition of his and the students photography was exhibited at the Cork St Gallery, West End, London.