David Goldblatt | the artist




The artist David Goldblatt
Born Nov 29 1930, Randfontein, South Africa.

Style and technique of the artist: Photography, Hasselblad Award, Documenta Kassel,


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  "David Goldblatt’s work is about buildings and structures in the South African landscape. It is, in part, about actual structures—bricks, mortar, mud, and corrugated iron. But it is also about ideological structuring: about the mental constructs that underpinned the structures of South Africa in its colonial era and more specifically, the apartheid years, the locust years, of its recent past. What Goldblatt has done is to frame these physical structures in terms of photographic constructs which, cumulatively and compellingly, reveal the many ways in which ideology has shaped our landscape."
Documenta 11
2006 Hasselblad award winner
Born in Randfontein, South Africa, in 1930, the third son of Eli Goldblatt and Olga Light both of whom came to South Africa as children with their parents, to escape the persecution of the Lithuanian Jewish communities in the 1890’s…
The Mthethwa Family’ and other works


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