David goldblatt

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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…

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David Goldblatt Baby with childminders and dogs in the Alexandra Street Park – Art Blart

Posts about David Goldblatt Baby with childminders and dogs in the Alexandra Street Park written by Dr Marcus Bunyan

David Goldblatt

In 1987, David Goldblatt (b.1930) gave 115 of his prints to the V&A, a generous gift which now forms the main part of the V&A’s Goldblatt collection.

'Colour was too sweet for apartheid': the austere genius of David Goldblatt | Photography

The South African photographer, who died this week, caught apartheid’s grotesqueness without ever letting anger take over. His portrait of a place and a time is without equal in modern photography

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