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David Goldblatt

<SPAN class=bildunterschrift>David GoldblattFrom the series <EM>Particulars</EM>, 2003<EM>Man sleeping, Joubert Park, Johannesburg</EM>, 1975Gelatin-silver print, 50,8 x 61 cm&copy; David GoldblattPhoto courtesy of Fotomuseum Winterthur</SPAN>
David Goldblatt
From the series Particulars, 2003
Man sleeping, Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 1975
Gelatin-silver print, 50,8 x 61 cm
© David Goldblatt
Photo courtesy of Fotomuseum Winterthur
David Goldblatt : South African Photographs 1952-2006
ZURICH  •  Fotomuseum Winterthur  •  Ongoing
David Goldblatt's photographic projects are all set in and deal with South Africa, and they are all occupied with the people, the work, the social constellations and the constructed and natural spaces of this country.  In the series about mines and miners the closely-woven portrait of the Boers, also known as Afrikaners, the portrait of a small town inhabited by middle class white people, the vivid visualisation of the black people's excessively long way to work, the large-scale project on housing, shops and churches as "sculpted in stone" social structures, right up to the series of close-ups, the cropped images of gestures and attitudes and on to the new South Africa, to the colour photographs of urban officials, new work forms, the streets of Johannesburg and the constellations in the country. He explores the violent, conflict-torn history of his country, constantly focusing on the political and sociological development of South African society, the social disunity and the turbulent political events during apartheid.

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