Photographer Nan Goldin began her career documenting the post-punk new-wave music scene, along with the city's vibrant, post-Stonewall gay subculture of the late 1970s and early 1980s. She was drawn especially to the hard-drug subculture of the Bowery neighborhood and published these photographs, taken between 1979 and 1986, in her famous work The Ballad of Sexual Dependency.