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South African photographer David Goldblatt, who captured the harsh reality of apartheid, dies aged 87

Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg says it will represent his legacy and estate with “honour, respect and responsibility”

The South African photographer David Goldblatt has died aged 87. The Randfontein-born artist, who began photographing in 1948, was one of South Africa’s leading documentarians of the apartheid era, capturing in stark detail life on both sides of the racial divide.

‘During those [early] years my prime concern was with values, what did we value in South Africa, how did we get to those values and how did we express those values,’ said Goldblatt. Earlier this year, he was the subject of a survey at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, which included more than 200 photographs, unpublished documents from his archive and recent works. Read more

2018-10-29T09:40:39+00:00