Paul Greenfield MFA, ARPS

David Goldblatt  (1930 - 2018)

Travelers from KwaNdebele 

David Goldblatt HonFRPS was a South African photographer noted for his portrayal of South Africa during the period of apartheid[1] and more recently that country's landscapes. What differentiates David Goldblatt’s body of work from other anti-apartheid artists is that his lens does not focus primarily on the violence that took place during the apartheid era. He described himself as a “self-appointed observer and critic of the society into which I was born.” His forms of protest remain ambiguous to the public eye that traditional documentary photographs do not. For example,"'my dispassion was an attitude in which I tried to avoid easy judgments’, he affirmed. ‘This resulted in a photography that appeared to be disengaged and apolitical, but which was in fact the opposite.'" He had numerous publications to his name.

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