The town destroyed to stop black and white people mixing
Sixty years ago, the South African government cleared Sophiatown, a multi-racial neighbourhood in Johannesburg, to turn it into a whites-only area.
David Goldblatt has been photographing and documenting South African society for over 50 years. Born in Randfontein in 1930 to parents who came to South Africa to escape the persecution of Lithuanian Jews in 1890, he was simultaneously part of privileged white society and a victim of religious persecution and alienation. Motivated by his contradictory position in South African society, Goldblatt began photographing this society, and in 1963 decided to devote all of this time to photography…
Obituary: David Goldblatt, photographer, 1930-2018 | 1854 Photography
Reading Time: 21 minutes “I became interested in photography in the late 1940s and began to look at magazines such as Life, Look, and Picture Post,” David Goldblatt told Colin Pantall, writing for BJP in 2013. “In the early 1950s, I tried to become a magazine photographer. I sent my pictures to Picture Post and got rejected. Then, when the African National Congress became active in their struggle against apartheid, Tom Hopkinson, the editor of Picture Post, contacted me and asked if I could…
David Goldblatt's photography
Pictures from South African photographer David Goldblatt's solo exhibition TJ at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg: Some things old, some things new and some much the same
Exhibition: ‘South African Photographs: David Goldblatt’ at The Jewish Museum, New York
Exhibition dates: 2nd May – 19th September 2010 David Goldblatt (South Africa, 1930-2018) Steven with Sight Seeing Bus, Doornfontein, Johannesburg, 1960 Silver gelatin print on …
Black Social Photography in South Africa: Before & After
A before & after picture of South Africa, as portrayed through the photographs of some of the most influential black South African social photographers.
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