David Goldblatt, ‘Portrait of the photographer and his client, Braamfontein’, 1955, Photography, Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper, Goodman Gallery
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David Goldblatt

Portrait of the photographer and his client, Braamfontein, 1955

Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
10 2/5 × 34 3/10 in
26.5 × 87 cm
Edition of 10
.
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Johannesburg, Cape Town, London
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David Goldblatt
South African, 1930–2018
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For over 60 years, photographer David Goldblatt has documented the far-reaching effects of Apartheid in South African society with directness and humanity. A descendent of Jewish immigrants, Goldblatt’s own position as an outsider afforded him a deeper appreciation for the daily injustices suffered by South Africa’s oppressed majority. He rarely takes pictures of obvious violence or brutality, instead turning his lens toward the complexities of everyday life, observing the quiet suffering of black workers on their daily bus commutes or the casual privilege of white Afrikaners. In South Africa: The Structure of Things Then (1998), Goldblatt published a collection of photographs capturing literal and ideological structures that shaped his native country. He has expanded his practice in recent years to include color photography, as well as broadened his focus to cover the ravages of AIDS and consumerism on an already delicate post-Apartheid society.

David Goldblatt, ‘Portrait of the photographer and his client, Braamfontein’, 1955, Photography, Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper, Goodman Gallery
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About the work
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David Goldblatt
South African, 1930–2018
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For over 60 years, photographer David Goldblatt has documented the far-reaching effects of Apartheid in South African society with directness and humanity. A descendent of Jewish immigrants, Goldblatt’s own position as an outsider afforded him a deeper appreciation for the daily injustices suffered by South Africa’s oppressed majority. He rarely takes pictures of obvious violence or brutality, instead turning his lens toward the complexities of everyday life, observing the quiet suffering of black workers on their daily bus commutes or the casual privilege of white Afrikaners. In South Africa: The Structure of Things Then (1998), Goldblatt published a collection of photographs capturing literal and ideological structures that shaped his native country. He has expanded his practice in recent years to include color photography, as well as broadened his focus to cover the ravages of AIDS and consumerism on an already delicate post-Apartheid society.

David Goldblatt

Portrait of the photographer and his client, Braamfontein, 1955

Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
10 2/5 × 34 3/10 in
26.5 × 87 cm
Edition of 10
.
Contact For Price
Location
Johannesburg, Cape Town, London
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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