David Goldblatt/ Joburg

About

The Goodman Gallery is pleased to have presented an exhibition of works by David Goldblatt. This exhibition, entitled Joburg, show cased photographs by Goldblatt from 1960’s to the present time.

David Goldblatt is renowned for his documentation of the progress of societal changes and how these impact on the landscape and South African communities, without being judgmental. His works are widely collected, both locally and abroad, in public and private collections. His work is a real statement about the changes currently taking place in South Africa.

Goldblatt has said about the show, “Over the years I have become interested in different aspects of the city. Some of these photographs I have not printed before, some I have not exhibited before, some I showed at the Market Theatre Photography Gallery in the 70s and 80s, others I have shown more recently. Together they come from attempts to get to grips with something of the life and places of this city.”

The exhibition included early black and white images of Johannesburg, some of which had never been seen before, as well as Soweto, Structures, and more recent colour works from the Johannesburg Intersections series.

The exhibition opened on the 26th of April 2008 at noon and closed on 24th of May 2008.

  • Carvings for sale at the corner of Central and Eleven Avenues, Houghton, Johannesburg.

    David Goldblatt

    Carvings for sale at the corner of Central and Eleven Avenues, Houghton, Johannesburg., 2006

    Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

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  • On 5th Street, Sandton, Johannesburg

    David Goldblatt

    On 5th Street, Sandton, Johannesburg, 2006

    Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

    Edition of 10

  • MB Fast Food & Takeaway, Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, Gauteng

    David Goldblatt

    MB Fast Food & Takeaway, Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2006

    Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

    Edition of...

  • 17th Street, Fietas (Pageview), before the destruction of its houses and shops under the Group Areas (3CT_08)

    David Goldblatt

    17th Street, Fietas (Pageview), before the destruction of its houses and shops under the Group Areas (3CT_08), 1977-1978

    Digital Prints on...

  • Avalon Cinema, 17th Street, Fietas (Pageview), before its destruction under the Group Areas Proclamation which enforced the removal of all Asiatics and the reservation of the suburb for occupation by whites. (3CT_04)

    David Goldblatt

    Avalon Cinema, 17th Street, Fietas (Pageview), before its destruction under the Group Areas Proclamation which enforced the removal of all Asiatics an...

  • Domestic workers afternoon off, Sunninghill, Sandton 23 July 1999 (4_7850)

    David Goldblatt

    Domestic workers afternoon off, Sunninghill, Sandton 23 July 1999 (4_7850), 1999

    Demonstration print / Silver gelatin photograph on fiber-...

  • This monument, covering what was Freedom Square and more, commemorates the Congress of the People and their adoption of the Freedom Charter in 1955. It was unveiled by then President Thabo Mbeki on 26 June 2005. (4_9875)

    David Goldblatt

    This monument, covering what was Freedom Square and more, commemorates the Congress of the People and their adoption of the Freedom Charter in 1955. I...

  • On Freedom Square, Kliptown, Soweto, Johannesburg.

    David Goldblatt

    On Freedom Square, Kliptown, Soweto, Johannesburg., 2003

    Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

    Edition of 10

  • Miriam Mazibuko waters the garden of her RDP house for which she waited eight years. It consists of one room. Her four children live with her in-laws. Extension 8, Far East Alexandra Township, 12 September 2006 (4_9958)

    David Goldblatt

    Miriam Mazibuko waters the garden of her RDP house for which she waited eight years. It consists of one room. Her four children live with her in-laws....

  • Second Avenue, Houghton.

    David Goldblatt

    Second Avenue, Houghton., 2006

    Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

    Edition of 10

  • Second Avenue, Houghton.

    David Goldblatt

    Second Avenue, Houghton., 2006

    Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

    Edition of 10

  • Our summer garden, and ADT, Fellside, Johannesburg.

    David Goldblatt

    Our summer garden, and ADT, Fellside, Johannesburg., 2006

    Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

    A0: 90 x 112cm

    Edition of ...

  • Show window of a shoe store during the destruction of Indian-owned properties under the Group Areas Act, Pageview, Johannesburg. (3CT_0004_01)

    David Goldblatt

    Show window of a shoe store during the destruction of Indian-owned properties under the Group Areas Act, Pageview, Johannesburg. (3CT_0004_01), 1...

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

    David Goldblatt

    Young man at home, White City, Jabavu, Soweto (2_12560), 1972

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    approx. 30 x 40cm

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  • In the Alexandra Street Park, Hillbrow (2_9848)

    David Goldblatt

    In the Alexandra Street Park, Hillbrow (2_9848), 1972

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    approx. 30 x 40cm

    Editi...

  • The house-painter and his family, Pretoria Street, Hillbrow (2_14396)

    David Goldblatt

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

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    appr...