David Goldblatt

  • Since the 1960s, David Goldblatt (b. Randfontein, South Africa, 1930) has focused his photographic practice on examining the way in which racism is manifested in the everyday white middle-class communities of South Africa. The artist’s black and white photographs are intimate portraits of South African society and landscape, often framed with a seemingly haphazard composition. The photographs are his personal observations of what it meant to be Black and White during the apartheid and a generous offering to the viewer of his visually powerful perspective. In 1989 Goldblatt founded the Market Photography Workshop in Johannesburg and in 1998 he was the first South African to be given a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York.

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Since the 1960s, David Goldblatt (b. Randfontein, South Africa, 1930) has focused his photographic practice on examining the way in which racism is manifested in the everyday white middle-class communities of South Africa. The artist’s black and white photographs are intimate portraits of South African society and landscape, often framed with a seemingly haphazard composition. The photographs are his personal observations of what it meant to be Black and White during the apartheid and a generous offering to the viewer of his visually powerful perspective. In 1989 Goldblatt founded the Market Photography Workshop in Johannesburg and in 1998 he was the first South African to be given a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York.