David Goldblatt

This book is a selective retrospective of David Goldblatt (born 1930), a key figure in 20th-century photography.

David Goldblatt

David Goldblatt

This book is a selective retrospective of David Goldblatt, a key figure in twentieth-century and contemporary photography. Starting from his earliest photographic searchings, it shows the foundations of Goldblatt's critical passion for photography, his social sensitivity and political consciousness. Also to see are his most recent photographs, always in tight relation to the changing situation in South Africa, his native country. Structures of Dominion and Democracy assembles many of Goldblatt's influential series including "On the Mines," "Some Afrikaners" and "Structures" with some less well-known including "Kas Maine," and reconstructs the history of their first publication in the international press. Reproducing original handmade dummies and working plates, the process of bookmaking and other diverse appli - cations of these often iconic images are laid bare. In addition to texts by the photographer, essays by Ivor Powell and Karolina Ziebinska- Lewandowska explore Goldblatt's work in the context of South African political and cultural history, as well as his contribution to the wider history of photography. 'David Goldblatt does not snatch on the world with a camera. He seeks to strip away preconceptions of what he is seeing before he goes into it still further with his chosen instrument - the photographic image. The "essential thing" in Goldblatt's photographs is never a piece of visual shorthand for a life; it is informed by this desire for a knowledge and understanding for the entire context of that life to be conveyed, in which that detail above all others has meaning.' -Nadine Gordimer

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David Goldblatt
Language: en
Pages: 339
Authors: Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska
Categories: Documentary photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03 - Publisher: Steidl/Centre Pompidou

This book is a selective retrospective of David Goldblatt, a key figure in twentieth-century and contemporary photography. Starting from his earliest photographic searchings, it shows the foundations of Goldblatt's critical passion for photography, his social sensitivity and political consciousness. Also to see are his most recent photographs, always in tight
David Goldblatt
Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: David Goldblatt
Categories: PHOTOGRAPHY
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-03 - Publisher:

Accompanied by some of his lesser-known photographs, this distilled dialogue is drawn directly from the recordings of a roving conversation with David Goldblatt three months before his death in June 2018. Goldblatt was born in Randfontein--a mining town on the Witwatersrand gold reef--in 1930, the grandson of Lithuanian-Jewish migrants who
David Goldblatt
Language: en
Pages: 82
Authors: David Goldblatt, Hasselblad Center
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub

When David Goldblatt received the world-renowned Hasselblad Award in 2006, he had been making photographs of the South African landscape and culture for more than 50 years. Born in 1930 in a gold-mining town near Johannesburg, his parents were Jewish refugees from Lithuania, and they raised him with an emphasis