|Dates: ||1930, 29 November - 2018, 25 June|
|Born: ||South Africa, Randfontein|
|Active: ||South Africa|
One of the great South African photographers who recorded the everyday and commonplace of a country with apartheid.
David Goldblatt has photographed his native South Africa since the early 1970's, carefully observing the social, cultural and economic divides that characterise the country. His first publication, On the Mines, examined gold-mining in the East Rand area of the country. In Boksburg documented a small town which he sees as "shaped by white dreams and white properties" but which is ultimately "nondescript and elusive". Goldblatt often creates webs of likenesses and contrasts across an image, such as seen and seeing; young and old.
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Date last updated: 11 Nov 2011.
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