David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011

David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011
29 October - 10 December 2011
Installation View
David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011
29 October - 10 December 2011
Installation View
David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011
29 October - 10 December 2011
Installation View
David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011
29 October - 10 December 2011
Installation View
David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011
29 October - 10 December 2011
Installation View
David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011
29 October - 10 December 2011
Installation View
David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011
29 October - 10 December 2011
Installation View
David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011
29 October - 10 December 2011
Installation View
David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011
29 October - 10 December 2011
Installation View
David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011
29 October - 10 December 2011
Installation View
David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011
29 October - 10 December 2011
Installation View
David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011
29 October - 10 December 2011
Installation View
David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011
29 October - 10 December 2011
Installation View
David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011
29 October - 10 December 2011
Installation View
David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011
29 October - 10 December 2011
Installation View
David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011
29 October - 10 December 2011
Installation View
David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011
29 October - 10 December 2011
Installation View
David Goldblatt
A baby and his father in a rooming house on Abel Road, Hillbrow (2_15037), March 1973
Carbon Ink on Hanemuhle 315gsm
Image: 29.9 x 29.9 cm
David Goldblatt
The ladies of the office staff of the Mine Workers’ Union. Johannesburg, Transvaal (Gauteng ), 1965 (2_1282), 1965
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 40 x 30cm
David Goldblatt
Patience Poni visiting her parents, Ruth and Jackson Poni, 1510A Emdeni South, Soweto (2_11376), 1972
Gelatin Silver Print
: 74 x 56 cm
David Goldblatt
Khulelwa Pali at the house in Cape Town that she burgled in 2008. Site B, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, 23 August 2010 (A_4489111) (4_4489118), 2010
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
F:64 x 78cm P:44 x 58cm
David Goldblatt
Domestic worker on Abel Road, Hillbrow. March 1973 (2_15613), March 1973
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
The house-painter and his family, Pretoria Street, Hillbrow. January 1973 (2_14396), Jan 1973
Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm
Paper: 38,5 x 33 cm Image: 35,5 x 30 cm Frame: 51 x 46 cm
David Goldblatt
Dr. Wendy Orr, then a District Surgeon who exposed torture of detainees by the Security Police, Port Elizabeth, 23 October 1985 (2_31605), 1985
Carbon Ink on Hahnemuhle 315gsm
Image: 29.9 x 29.9 cm
David Goldblatt
Piet Koornhof, Marcelle Adams and Maria, October 1993 (2_40054), 1993
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
Image size: 37 x 37cm
David Goldblatt
Brothers from Blikkies, Kurgersdorp, visiting Hillbrow. January 1973 (2_14338), 1973
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Young woman, Hillbrow (2_14390), 1973
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
General Constand Viljoen and his wife at a rightwing meeting, (he had just been accused of treachery), Pretoria, 29 January 1994 (3CT_0021), 1994
Pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper
Image size: 50 x 35cm
David Goldblatt
Blitz Maaneveld at the Terrace, Woodstock, Cape Town, where he murdered a man with whom he had been gambling. 7 October 2008 (4_A0411), 2008
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
Image size: approx. 49.5 x 62cm Framed: approx. 90 x 85.5cm
David Goldblatt
David Abramson (fourth from the right), CEO of the National Growth Fund (NGF) with his management team, Johannesburg, 1969 (2_4177), 1969
Silver gelatin print on fiber-based paper
approx. 40 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
In 2004 Steve Raykardos bought a Nissan motor car here with fraudulent papers. Silverton, 23 December 2010 (4_A0748),
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
Image size: approx. 49.5 x 62cm Framed: approx. 90 x 85.5cm
David Goldblatt
Mineworkers in their hostel, Western Deep Levels, Carletonville, 1970 (2_6060), 1970
Silver gelatin print on fiber-based paper
approx. 40 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
At the Summit Club pool on Claim Street, Hillbrow (2_A0275), 1971
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Here, in 2005, Goodman Nhlanhla Hlope smashed a car window with a spark plug to steal a woman's handbag and cellphone. Maraisburg, 18 February 2010 (A_02769), 2010
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

David Goldblatt
Mrs Miriam Diale in her bedroom, 5357 Orlando East, Soweto, October 1972 (2_12890), 1972
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Members of the Constitutional Assembly on the steps of the Senate House in the parliamentary precinct, shortly after they had unanimously adopted the Constitution of South Africa, Cape Town. 11 October 1996 (4_8043CT), 1996
Pigment inks on 100% rag cotton paper
A0: 84 x 119 cm
David Goldblatt
Ken Owen, then Editor of the Sunday Express, Johannesburg, August 1984 (2_30943), 1984
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
Image size: 37 x 37cm
David Goldblatt
Here, in December 2004, Kwaneli Arosi and his friends tried to hijack a liquor truck. Phillipi, Cape Town, 16 July 2010 (4_A0694), 2010
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
F:64 x 78cm P:44 x 58cm
David Goldblatt
Paul Tuge where he hid after shooting a policeman in 2001. Paul Tuge told how he and a friend had burgled a house and were under arrest. Using a pistol stolen from the house he shot the arresting officer. He and his friend ran and hid in bullrushes at a nearby lake. When they heard the baying dogs on their trail they gave themselves up. 18 February 2010 (A_02794), 2010
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

David Goldblatt
At 30 Soper Road, Berea, May 1972 (2_9446), 1972
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Young woman at a rooming house on Abel Road, Hillbrow (2_15607), March 1973
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Man at home, Windsor Park, Johannesburg (2_15733), 1974
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
In the Alexandra Street Park, Hillbrow (2_9848), 1972
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Nadine Gordimer, 1991 Nobel laureate in literature, Parktown, Johannesburg, 15 April 1985 (2_31331), 1985
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
Image size: 37 x 37cm
David Goldblatt
Helen Joseph, Norwood, Johannesburg, August 1984 (2_31019), 1984
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
Image size: 37 x 37cm
David Goldblatt
Walking the 'madam's' dog, Hillbrow, June 1972 (2_9834), 1972
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
Work: 30 x 30 cm Frame: 43 x 43 cm
David Goldblatt
Rochelle and Samantha Adkins, Hillbrow (2_14526), 1973
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Kapou Maaneveld where he robbed a man on Darling Street, Cape Town in 1987 (A0273), 23 January 2010
Silver gelatin photograph
40 x 50 cm
David Goldblatt
A house-painter at home, Pretoria Street, Hillbrow (2_14415), Jan 1973
Carbon Ink on Hanemuhle 315gsm
Image: 29.9 x 29.9 cm
David Goldblatt
Baby in its crib in a rooming house, Soper Road, Hillbrow, Johannesburg. March 1973 (2_14974), March 1973
Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm
Image: 29.9 x 29.9 cm
David Goldblatt
George and Sarah Manyane, 3153 Emdeni Extension, Soweto (2_10938), August 1972
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Jeremy Cronin at the place where he exploded a pamphlet bomb on the Grand Parade in 1976, Cape Town, 30 May 1985 (2_31474), 1985
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
Image size: 35 x 35cm
David Goldblatt
Errol Seboledisho where he was arrested for shoplifting in 2002. Protea Glen, Soweto, 13 February 2010 (4_A0592), 2010
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

David Goldblatt
JJ Oosthuisen, Senior Township Superintendent, Senoane, Soweto (2_14484), Jan 1973
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Ana Martins, 1388A White City, Jabavu, Soweto, 8 September 1972 (2_11919), 1972
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Emmanuel Luthuli in his bedroom where he allegedly raped two girls. Sponjane, Eshowe, 30 August 2010 (4_A0719), 2010
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
F:64 x 78cm P:44 x 58cm
David Goldblatt
Albiot Madiba was accused of raping a nine year-old girl here in 1999 at his grandmother's house in Phakeratlahane. 11 June 2010 (4_A0633), 2010
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
Image size: approx. 49.5 x 62cm Framed: approx. 90 x 85.5cm
David Goldblatt
Oufie Gamaldien at his first school, where he burnt another child with cigarettes. Woodstock, Cape Town, 17 November 2008 (4_A0444), 2010
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
Image size: approx. 49.5 x 62cm Framed: approx. 90 x 85.5cm
David Goldblatt
Moeneeb Jacobs at the shop in Loop Street, Cape Town, where he shot and killed the owner. 12 September 2010 (A_4489207), 2010
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
F:64 x 78cm P:44 x 58cm
David Goldblatt
Avril Herber, Hurlingham, Johannesburg (2_19676), 1974
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
A woman and her dog, Hillbrow (2_09987), June 1972
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper, dibond
50 x 50cm
David Goldblatt
Craig Williamson, former Security Policeman and spy, Pretoria, 1986
Pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper
Image size: 41 x 37cm
David Goldblatt
Barney Simon, playwright, director, co-founder of the Market Theatre, Yeoville, Johannesburg (2_30448), 1985
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
Image size: 37 x 37cm
David Goldblatt
Young man at home, White City, Jabavu, Soweto (2_12560), 1972
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Andries Treurnicht, then leader of the Conservative Party, Parliament, Cape Town (6CT_0006), 1984
Pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper
Image size: 37 x 37cm
David Goldblatt
PW Botha, then Prime Minister of South Africa, Union Buildings, Pretoria (3CT_0013) , 1983
Pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper
Image size: 50 x 35cm
David Goldblatt
Robert Mugabe, then Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Harare (3CT_0018), 1986
Pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper
Image size: 50 x 35cm
David Goldblatt
Lionel Abrahams, Victoria, Johannesburg (2_31761), 1985
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
Image size: 46 x 37cm
David Goldblatt
Here, high on drugs, Cinto White and a friend robbed a man after Cinto had shot him. Signal Hill, Cape Town, 31 May 2010 (4_A0620), 2010
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
F:73 x 89cm P:52 x 68cm
David Goldblatt
In 2006, from this house, Thobeka Nxewa stole a neighbour’s money and dvd player. Langa, Cape Town. 14 September 2010. (A_4489278), 2010
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
F:73 x 89cm P:52 x 68cm
David Goldblatt
Nelson Mandela, Houghton, Johannesburg, April 1994, 1994
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
Image size: 50 x 35cm
David Goldblatt
Hennie Gerber where he tortured and then murdered Samuel Kganakga, Heriotdale, Johannesburg. 14 April 2010 (A_543998), 2010
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
Image size: approx. 49.5 x 62cm Framed: approx. 90 x 85.5cm
David Goldblatt
Kevin Lamohr of the Junky Funkies gang stabbed a member of the Americans here. Steenberg, Cape Town, 22 August 2010 (A_4489004), 2010
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
F:64 x 78cm P:44 x 58cm
David Goldblatt
Queen Monyeki in her kitchen, 1388A White City, Jabavu, Soweto, September 1972 (2_11876), 1972
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
40 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
The house-painter's wife, Pretoria Street, Hillbrow (2_14409), Jan 1973
Carbon Ink on Hahnemuhle 315gsm
Image: 29.9 x 29.9 cm
David Goldblatt
Sammy Matsebula was a police officer when, in 1996, he joined in a cash heist here, in Lenasia South, Johannesburg. 14 June 2010 (4_A0647), 2010
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

David Goldblatt
Pondo miners in their compound, Western Deep Levels Gold Mine, Carletonville, 1970 (2_6060), 1970
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Harry Oppenheimer, Brenthurst, Johannesburg, April 1985 (6CT_0004), 1985
Pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper
Image size: 37 x 37cm
David Goldblatt
Janet Cherry after her release from detention by the Security Police, Port Elizabeth (2_31626), 1985
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
Image size: 35 x 35cm
David Goldblatt
Fabian Hayes where he led an armed robbery, Blue Downs, Cape Town, 13 July 2010 (4_A0673), 2010
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
F:64 x 78cm P:44 x 58cm
David Goldblatt
Frene Ginwala, speaker of the National Assembly, 1994-2004, Cape Town (6CT_0005), 1994
Pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper
Image size: 37 x 37cm
David Goldblatt
Raymond Mhlaba, Port Elizabeth (20_15), 1990
Pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper
Image size: 50 x 35cm
David Goldblatt
Jackie Selebi, then Director-General of Foreign Affairs, Union Buildings, Pretoria, 1998
Pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper
Image size: 37 x 37cm
David Goldblatt
Albie Sachs, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (3CT_0022), 1990
Pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper
Image size: 50 x 35cm

David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011 - Installation View

29 October - 10 December 2011

David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011 - Installation View

29 October - 10 December 2011

David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011 - Installation View

29 October - 10 December 2011

David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011 - Installation View

29 October - 10 December 2011

David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011 - Installation View

29 October - 10 December 2011

David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011 - Installation View

29 October - 10 December 2011

David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011 - Installation View

29 October - 10 December 2011

David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011 - Installation View

29 October - 10 December 2011

David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011 - Installation View

29 October - 10 December 2011

David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011 - Installation View

29 October - 10 December 2011

David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011 - Installation View

29 October - 10 December 2011

David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011 - Installation View

29 October - 10 December 2011

David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011 - Installation View

29 October - 10 December 2011

David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011 - Installation View

29 October - 10 December 2011

David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011 - Installation View

29 October - 10 December 2011

David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011 - Installation View

29 October - 10 December 2011

David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011 - Installation View

29 October - 10 December 2011

David Goldblatt

A baby and his father in a rooming house on Abel Road, Hillbrow (2_15037)

David Goldblatt

The ladies of the office staff of the Mine Workers’ Union. Johannesburg, Transvaal (Gauteng ), 1965 (2_1282)

David Goldblatt

Patience Poni visiting her parents, Ruth and Jackson Poni, 1510A Emdeni South, Soweto (2_11376)

David Goldblatt

Khulelwa Pali at the house in Cape Town that she burgled in 2008. Site B, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, 23 August 2010 (A_4489111) (4_4489118)

David Goldblatt

Domestic worker on Abel Road, Hillbrow. March 1973 (2_15613)

David Goldblatt

The house-painter and his family, Pretoria Street, Hillbrow. January 1973 (2_14396)

David Goldblatt

Dr. Wendy Orr, then a District Surgeon who exposed torture of detainees by the Security Police, Port Elizabeth, 23 October 1985 (2_31605)

David Goldblatt

Piet Koornhof, Marcelle Adams and Maria, October 1993 (2_40054)

David Goldblatt

Brothers from Blikkies, Kurgersdorp, visiting Hillbrow. January 1973 (2_14338)

David Goldblatt

Young woman, Hillbrow (2_14390)

David Goldblatt

General Constand Viljoen and his wife at a rightwing meeting, (he had just been accused of treachery), Pretoria, 29 January 1994 (3CT_0021)

David Goldblatt

Blitz Maaneveld at the Terrace, Woodstock, Cape Town, where he murdered a man with whom he had been gambling. 7 October 2008 (4_A0411)

David Goldblatt

David Abramson (fourth from the right), CEO of the National Growth Fund (NGF) with his management team, Johannesburg, 1969 (2_4177)

David Goldblatt

In 2004 Steve Raykardos bought a Nissan motor car here with fraudulent papers. Silverton, 23 December 2010 (4_A0748)

David Goldblatt

Mineworkers in their hostel, Western Deep Levels, Carletonville, 1970 (2_6060)

David Goldblatt

At the Summit Club pool on Claim Street, Hillbrow (2_A0275)

David Goldblatt

Here, in 2005, Goodman Nhlanhla Hlope smashed a car window with a spark plug to steal a woman's handbag and cellphone. Maraisburg, 18 February 2010 (A_02769)

David Goldblatt

Mrs Miriam Diale in her bedroom, 5357 Orlando East, Soweto, October 1972 (2_12890)

David Goldblatt

Members of the Constitutional Assembly on the steps of the Senate House in the parliamentary precinct, shortly after they had unanimously adopted the Constitution of South Africa, Cape Town. 11 October 1996 (4_8043CT)

David Goldblatt

Ken Owen, then Editor of the Sunday Express, Johannesburg, August 1984 (2_30943)

David Goldblatt

Here, in December 2004, Kwaneli Arosi and his friends tried to hijack a liquor truck. Phillipi, Cape Town, 16 July 2010 (4_A0694)

David Goldblatt

Paul Tuge where he hid after shooting a policeman in 2001. Paul Tuge told how he and a friend had burgled a house and were under arrest. Using a pistol stolen from the house he shot the arresting officer. He and his friend ran and hid in bullrushes at a nearby lake. When they heard the baying dogs on their trail they gave themselves up. 18 February 2010 (A_02794)

David Goldblatt

At 30 Soper Road, Berea, May 1972 (2_9446)

David Goldblatt

Young woman at a rooming house on Abel Road, Hillbrow (2_15607)

David Goldblatt

Man at home, Windsor Park, Johannesburg (2_15733)

David Goldblatt

In the Alexandra Street Park, Hillbrow (2_9848)

David Goldblatt

Nadine Gordimer, 1991 Nobel laureate in literature, Parktown, Johannesburg, 15 April 1985 (2_31331)

David Goldblatt

Helen Joseph, Norwood, Johannesburg, August 1984 (2_31019)

David Goldblatt

Walking the 'madam's' dog, Hillbrow, June 1972 (2_9834)

David Goldblatt

Rochelle and Samantha Adkins, Hillbrow (2_14526)

David Goldblatt

Kapou Maaneveld where he robbed a man on Darling Street, Cape Town in 1987 (A0273)

David Goldblatt

A house-painter at home, Pretoria Street, Hillbrow (2_14415)

David Goldblatt

Baby in its crib in a rooming house, Soper Road, Hillbrow, Johannesburg. March 1973 (2_14974)

David Goldblatt

George and Sarah Manyane, 3153 Emdeni Extension, Soweto (2_10938)

David Goldblatt

Jeremy Cronin at the place where he exploded a pamphlet bomb on the Grand Parade in 1976, Cape Town, 30 May 1985 (2_31474)

David Goldblatt

Errol Seboledisho where he was arrested for shoplifting in 2002. Protea Glen, Soweto, 13 February 2010 (4_A0592)

David Goldblatt

JJ Oosthuisen, Senior Township Superintendent, Senoane, Soweto (2_14484)

David Goldblatt

Ana Martins, 1388A White City, Jabavu, Soweto, 8 September 1972 (2_11919)

David Goldblatt

Emmanuel Luthuli in his bedroom where he allegedly raped two girls. Sponjane, Eshowe, 30 August 2010 (4_A0719)

David Goldblatt

Albiot Madiba was accused of raping a nine year-old girl here in 1999 at his grandmother's house in Phakeratlahane. 11 June 2010 (4_A0633)

David Goldblatt

Oufie Gamaldien at his first school, where he burnt another child with cigarettes. Woodstock, Cape Town, 17 November 2008 (4_A0444)

David Goldblatt

Moeneeb Jacobs at the shop in Loop Street, Cape Town, where he shot and killed the owner. 12 September 2010 (A_4489207)

David Goldblatt

Avril Herber, Hurlingham, Johannesburg (2_19676)

David Goldblatt

A woman and her dog, Hillbrow (2_09987)

David Goldblatt

Craig Williamson, former Security Policeman and spy, Pretoria

David Goldblatt

Barney Simon, playwright, director, co-founder of the Market Theatre, Yeoville, Johannesburg (2_30448)

David Goldblatt

Young man at home, White City, Jabavu, Soweto (2_12560)

David Goldblatt

Andries Treurnicht, then leader of the Conservative Party, Parliament, Cape Town (6CT_0006)

David Goldblatt

PW Botha, then Prime Minister of South Africa, Union Buildings, Pretoria (3CT_0013)

David Goldblatt

Robert Mugabe, then Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Harare (3CT_0018)

David Goldblatt

Lionel Abrahams, Victoria, Johannesburg (2_31761)

David Goldblatt

Here, high on drugs, Cinto White and a friend robbed a man after Cinto had shot him. Signal Hill, Cape Town, 31 May 2010 (4_A0620)

David Goldblatt

In 2006, from this house, Thobeka Nxewa stole a neighbour’s money and dvd player. Langa, Cape Town. 14 September 2010. (A_4489278)

David Goldblatt

Nelson Mandela, Houghton, Johannesburg, April 1994

David Goldblatt

Hennie Gerber where he tortured and then murdered Samuel Kganakga, Heriotdale, Johannesburg. 14 April 2010 (A_543998)

David Goldblatt

Kevin Lamohr of the Junky Funkies gang stabbed a member of the Americans here. Steenberg, Cape Town, 22 August 2010 (A_4489004)

David Goldblatt

Queen Monyeki in her kitchen, 1388A White City, Jabavu, Soweto, September 1972 (2_11876)

David Goldblatt

The house-painter's wife, Pretoria Street, Hillbrow (2_14409)

David Goldblatt

Sammy Matsebula was a police officer when, in 1996, he joined in a cash heist here, in Lenasia South, Johannesburg. 14 June 2010 (4_A0647)

David Goldblatt

Pondo miners in their compound, Western Deep Levels Gold Mine, Carletonville, 1970 (2_6060)

David Goldblatt

Harry Oppenheimer, Brenthurst, Johannesburg, April 1985 (6CT_0004)

David Goldblatt

Janet Cherry after her release from detention by the Security Police, Port Elizabeth (2_31626)

David Goldblatt

Fabian Hayes where he led an armed robbery, Blue Downs, Cape Town, 13 July 2010 (4_A0673)

David Goldblatt

Frene Ginwala, speaker of the National Assembly, 1994-2004, Cape Town (6CT_0005)

David Goldblatt

Raymond Mhlaba, Port Elizabeth (20_15)

David Goldblatt

Jackie Selebi, then Director-General of Foreign Affairs, Union Buildings, Pretoria

David Goldblatt

Albie Sachs, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (3CT_0022)

The great photographer and portraitist Bill Brandt said, simply: I think a good portrait ought to tell something of the subject’s past and suggest something of his future.
And Evelyn Hofer, who has been called ‘the most famous ‘unknown’ photographer in America’ said: In reality, all we photographers photograph is ourselves in the other… all the time.
These two statements, an ideal and an understanding, offer something approaching a ‘philosophy’ of portraiture to which I subscribe.

- David Goldblatt

In a solo exhibition at Goodman Gallery Cape, titled simply Portraits, photographer David Goldblatt brings together old and new portraits of South Africans taken over the course of his 50-year career. The exhibition includes several commissioned portraits of well-known South African figures never shown before, and a curated selection of photographs spanning the 1960s ‘70s and ‘80s.

Also on show is the series Ex-Offenders, recently shown at the 54th Venice Biennale, in which Goldblatt invites convicted and alleged criminals to revisit the scene of the crime of which they’ve been accused, and to be photographed there. “I wanted to burrow under the statistics,” says Goldblatt, “to meet some of the doers of crime, do portraits of them, and hear from them about their lives and what they had done.” Most of his subjects in the series were trying to go straight under very difficult circumstances, which is why Goldblatt refers to them not as criminals or offenders, but as ex-offenders.

David Goldblatt was born in 1930 in Randfontein, South Africa, and since the early 1960s he has devoted all of his time to photography. He has held solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the New Museum in New York, and the Fondation Henri-Cartier Bresson in Paris, among others. He was awarded the Hasselblad Award for Photography in 2006 and the Henri Cartier-Bresson Award in 2009, and he is the 2010 Lucie Award Lifetime Achievement Honoree. His work is included in major international collections, including those of the Bibliotheque National de Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the French National Art Collection. He has published several books of his work.

David Goldblatt

David Goldblatt (b.1930, Randfontein, South Africa) chronicled the structures, people and landscapes of his country from 1948 – through the rise of Afrikaner Nationalism, the apartheid regime and into the democratic era – until his death in June 2018. Goldblatt’s photography examines how South Africans have expressed their values through the structures, physical and ideological, that they have built. In 1989, Goldblatt founded the Market Photography Workshop in Johannesburg. In 1998 he was the first South African to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2001, a retrospective of his work, David Goldblatt Fifty-One Years began a tour of galleries and museums. He was one of the few South African artists to exhibit at Documenta 11 (2002) and Documenta 12 (2007) in Kassel, Germany. He has held solo exhibitions at the Jewish Museum and the New Museum, both in New York. His work was included in the exhibition ILLUMInations at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011, and has featured on shows at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Barbican Centre in London and in 2018, a major retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Goldblatt is the recipient of the 2006 Hasselblad award, the 2009 Henri Cartier-Bresson Award, the 2013 ICP Infinity Award and in 2016, he was awarded the Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres by the Ministry of Culture of France.