Born in Randfontein in 1930, David Goldblatt is a definitive photographer of his generation, esteemed for his engaged depiction of life in South Africa over more than 50 years. His work concerns above all human values and is a unique document of society during and after apartheid. Goldblatt’s photos are held in major international collections, and his solo exhibitions include those at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1998 and the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris in 2011. In 1989 Goldblatt founded the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg to teach visual literacy and photography especially to those disadvantaged by apartheid. In 2006 he received the Hasselblad Award and in 2016 was made Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. Goldblatt’s books with Steidl include On the Mines (2012), Particulars (2014) and Ex-Offenders at the Scene of Crime or Arrest (2017).
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