On Common Ground: David Goldblatt & Peter Magubane

On Common Ground: David Goldblatt & Peter Magubane
28 July - 25 August 2018
Installation View
David Goldblatt
Butch Britz, Master Shaftsinker, No. 4 Shaft, President Steyn Gold Mine, Welkom, 1969 (2_4773), 1969
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
P:44 x 43.5cm
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
Lulu Gebashe and Solomon Mlutshana, who both worked in a record shop in the city, Mofolo Park (2_12156), September 1972
Carbon Ink on Hahnemuhle 315gsm
Image: 29.9 x 29.9 cm
David Goldblatt
Jehovah's Witness, Jabulani Stadium, Soweto. 1972 (2_14129/30), 1972
Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm
Paper: 33 x 33 cm Image: 30 x 30 cm Frame: 46 x 46 cm
David Goldblatt
In the Nugget Street Park, Doornfontein, Johannesburg. January 1973 (2_14742), 1973
Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm
Paper: 33 x 33 cm Image: 30 x 30 cm Frame: 46 x 46 cm
David Goldblatt
Ozzie Docrat with his daughter Nassima in his shop before its destruction under the Group Areas Act, Fietas, Johannesburg (2_26500), 1977
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Fifteen-year old Lawrence Matjee after his assault and detention by the Security Police, Khotso House, de Villiers Street (2_31686), 1985
Gelatin Silver Print
40 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Child with a replica of a Zulu hut at the Voortrekker Monument, on the Day of the Covenant, Pretoria (3_9248), Dec 1963
Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm
A1 Frame: 102 x 74 cm
David Goldblatt
Picnic at Hartebeespoort Dam on New Year's Day, Transvaal (North-West Province) (3_B0517), 1965
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
Image: 46.3 x 31 cm Paper: 50.5 x 35 cm
David Goldblatt
Going home: Marabastad-Waterval route: for most of the people in this bus, the cycle will start again tomorrow at between 2 and 3 am (3_G5690), 1984
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
29 x 43.5 cm
David Goldblatt
With half of his building destroyed under the Apartheid regulation that had declared this suburb “White”, Hassimia Sahib, butcher, continued trading and refused to move until given the site he had selected in the declared “Asiatic” suburb to which he was to be consigned. Housing for Whites already occupied. Pageview, Johannesburg. 8 March 1986 (4_4051), 1986
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Saturday morning at the Hypermarket: Semi-final of the Miss Lovely Legs Competition. 28 June 1980 (2_29513_15) , 1980


David Goldblatt
Circumcision initiate in the hut of the abakwetha, Transkei (2_23167), 1975


Peter Magubane
Abandoned children in an orphanage in Soweto, Unknown
Silver gelatin print
Work: 29.5 x 43 cm Frame: 47 x 60.5 cm
Peter Magubane
Concertina Player, Soweto, unknown
Silver gelatin print
Work: 30 x 37.5 cm Frame: 47 x 55 cm
Peter Magubane
Ndebele musician Nothembi Mkwebani, who lives in Mamelodi North of Pretoria, performs on Women's day at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, on the anniversary of the Women's march to Pretoria in 1956, 2006
Digital print on archival cotton rag paper
Work: 30 x 44.5 cm Frame: 47 x 62 cm
Peter Magubane
Peter Magubane took this image in the summer rainy season in Edenvale while doing a story for the Rand Daily mail on the slums, 1966
Silver gelatin print
Work: 18 x 26.5 cm Frame: 34 x 43 cm
Peter Magubane
Young coal yard worker, known as 'Coal Boys' Soweto, c 1980
Silver gelatin print
Work: 29.5 x 44 cm Frame: 47 x 61.5 cm
Peter Magubane
Police van set alight by students, June 16, 1976
Silver gelatin print
Work: 30 x 44 cm Frame: 47 x 61.5 cm
Peter Magubane
Students run in all directions as police fire rubber bullets and teargas, Soweto, June 16, 1976, 1976
Silver gelatin print
Work: 29.5 x 46.5 cm Frame: 47 x 64 cm
Peter Magubane
Police vans teargas students, Soweto, June 16, 1976, 1976
Silver gelatin print
Work: 29.5 x 45 cm Frame: 47.5 x 62.5 cm
Peter Magubane
Miner underground, unknown
Silver gelatin print
Work: 29.5 x 44.5 cm Frame: 47.5 x 62.5 cm
Peter Magubane
Albert Luthuli returns to South Africa after receiving the Nobel peace prize, Johannesburg, 1961
Silver gelatin print
Work: 29.5 x 44 cm Frame: 47 x 62 cm
Peter Magubane
Forced removals, Sophiatown. Peter Magubane and his family were forcibly removed from Sophiatown to Diepkloof, Soweto, February 9 1955, 1955
Silver gelatin print
Work: 29.5 x 44 cm Frame: 47 x 62 cm
Peter Magubane
Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, 2014
Digital print on archival cotton rag paper
Work: 30 x 44.5 cm Frame: 47 x 62 cm
Peter Magubane
Coal yards of Soweto. A young coal yard worker with his best friend, c 1980
Silver gelatin print
Work: 29.5 x 45.5 cm Frame: 47 x 63.5 cm
David Goldblatt
Spanner-man at the end of the shift, Western Deep Levels Gold Mine, Carletonville, 1970 (2_6072), 1970
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
Image: 46 x 46 cm Frame: 55 x 54.5 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
Meadowlands from Mofolo, Soweto (2_12409), September 1972
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
Paper: 27 x 34 cm
David Goldblatt
Cup final, Orlando Stadium, Soweto. 1972 (2_14218), 1972
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
40 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
(2_19467), 1974
Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm
Paper: 33 x 33 cm Image: 30 x 30 cm Frame: 46 x 46 cm
David Goldblatt
Yusuf and Ayesha Rajah at home with their baby before the destruction of fietas under the Group Areas Act (2_26648), 1976
Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm
Paper: 33 x 33 cm Image: 30 x 30 cm Frame: 46 x 46 cm
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
Steven with bus, Doornfontein, Johannesburg (3_A2145), 1960
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
Paper: 48 x 33 cm Image: 45 x 30 cm Frame: 47 x 62 cm
David Goldblatt
Picnic at Hartebeespoort Dam on New Year's Day, Transvaal (North-West Province) (3_B0524), 1965
Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm
Paper: 48 x 33 cm Image: 45 x 30 cm Frame: 62 x 47 cm
David Goldblatt
2:45am: the first bus of the day pulls in at Mathysloop on the Boekenhouthoek-Marabastad route from KwaNdebele to Pretoria (3_G5722), 1984
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
South-east wing of a hostel for Black male workers erected during apartheid as part of a scheme to make Joburg city and suburbs white. Alexandra Township. 1 June 1988 (4_5388), 1988
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper - dibonded
A0
David Goldblatt
Saturday afternoon in Sunward Park, Boksburg (2_27761_63), April 1979
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
'Boss Boy' detail, Battery Reef, Randfontein Estates Gold Mine, 1966 (2_2379), 1966
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 40 x 30cm
Peter Magubane
An enterprising businessman in Diepkloof, Soweto, set up a trampoline for the children. They paid 2 cents for a given number of jumps, unknown
Silver gelatin print
Work: 71 x 49.5 cm Frame: 92 x 70.5 cm
Peter Magubane
'Staffriders' are the young men who defy death by clinging to the sides of speeding trains, unknown
Silver gelatin print
Work: 29.5 x 44 cm Frame: 47 x 61.5 cm
Peter Magubane
Today, modern images representing the realities of today's global society collide with the cultrual values of rural traditionalists, highlighting the complexities they must negotiate on a daily basis , unknown
Digital print on archival cotton rag paper
Work: 30 x 45 cm Frame: 47 x 62 cm
Peter Magubane
Mrs Emily Moitsieloa a well-known music teacher, teaches a boy to sing and play the piano, Sophiatown, 1956
Silver gelatin print
Work: 30 x 22.5 cm Frame: 46 x 39 cm
Peter Magubane
Coal being prepared for collection in the coal yards of Soweto, c 1980
Silver gelatin print
Work: 29.5 x 46 cm Frame: 47 x 64 cm
Peter Magubane
"The Young Lions", the students who wanted to stop Peter Magubane from photographing on the morning of June 16, 1976. Magubane explained to them "A struggle without documentation is no struggle." They agreed and issued an instruction that photographers and journalists be allowed to document the march, 1976
Silver gelatin print
Work: 47 x 70 cm Frame: 67.5 x 90.5 cm
Peter Magubane
Police assist a pregnant woman during the uprisings, Alexandra, June 17, 1976 , 1976
Silver gelatin print
Work: 29.5 x 45 cm Frame: 47 x 62.5 cm
Peter Magubane
Mourners at Hector Pietersen’s funeral, June 1976, 1976
Silver gelatin print
Work: 30 x 44 cm Frame: 47 x 61.5 cm
Peter Magubane
The Treason Trial. Supporters join Nelson Mandela in song, Johannesburg, 1958
Silver gelatin print
Work: 29.5 x 44.5 cm Frame: 47.5 x 63 cm
420x594
Stretching into the distance are the coffins of the people massacred in Sharpeville, 21 March 1960, 1960
Silver gelatin print
Work: 29 x 45 cm Frame: 47 x 63 cm
Peter Magubane
Nanny and Child, Johannesburg, 1956
Silver gelatin print
Work: 29.5 x 45.5 cm Frame: 47.5 x 63.5 cm
Peter Magubane
Church service at an informal settlement, Krugersdorp, 2011
Digital print on archival cotton rag paper
Work: 29.5 x 45 cm Frame: 47 x 62 cm
David Goldblatt
A farmer's son with his nursemaid, Heimweeberg, Nietverdiend, Western Transvaal (3_A9941), 1964
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Wedding party, Orlando West, 1970 (2_06540), 1970
Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm
Paper: 33 x 33 cm Image: 30 x 30 cm Frame: 46 x 46 cm
David Goldblatt
Coal Merchant and his son, Soweto. 1972 (2_10973), 1972
Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm
Paper: 33 x 33 cm Image: 30 x 30 cm Frame: 46 x 46 cm
David Goldblatt
Soweto: Miriam Diale, 5357 Orlando East, Soweto. 18 October 1972 (2_12875), 1972
Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsmr
Paper: 33 x 33 cm Image: 30 x 30 cm Frame: 46 x 46 cm
David Goldblatt
Drum majorette, Cup final, Orlando Stadium, Soweto. 1972 (2_14220), 1972
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
She said to him 'You be the driver and I'll be the madam,' then they picked up the fender and posed, Hillbrow. 1975 (2_21317_19), 1975
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
40 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Funeral with military honours for two boyhood friends who went to school together in Boksburg, were drafted in the same unit of the South African Army, and who died in the same action against SWAPO on the Namibia-Angola border, Boksburg. 1980 (2_29296), 1980
Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm
Paper: 33 x 33 cm Image: 30 x 30 cm Frame: 46 x 46 cm
David Goldblatt
Stevedore, Durban (3_1302), 1953
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Two men building a dam on the farm Drogedal, or Droedal, in the Marico Bushveld, near Nietverdiend, Transvaal (3_A9911), 1964
Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm
approx. 30 x 40cm Frame: 47 x 62 cm
David Goldblatt
Johannes van der Linde, farmer and major in the local army reserve, with his head labourer Ou Sam, Near Bloemfontein, Free State. 1965 (3_B5815), 1965
Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm
Image: 30 x 45 cm Frame: 47 x 62 cm
David Goldblatt
Boarding the first bus at Mathysloop. It should reach the terminal at Marabastad in Pretoria two and a half hours later at 5:15 am (3_G5741), 1983
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Abraham Thipe with one of his arrangements and his deckchair, Newtown, 14 August 1990 (4_6611), 1990
Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm
Paper: 33 x 41 cm Image: 30 x 38 cm Frame: 46 x 54 cm
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
Peter Magubane
Father and daughter. Parys, Freestate, c1980
Digital print on archival cotton rag paper
Work: 72 x 48 cm Frame: 92 x 68.5 cm
Peter Magubane
Sophiatown, early 1950's, c1950
Silver gelatin print
Work: 29.5 x 42.5 cm Frame: 47 x 60 cm
Peter Magubane
Two of South Africa's Nobel peace prize laureates, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, join hands at Ipeleng White City, Soweto, c 2000
Digital print on archival cotton rag paper
Work: 30 x 44.5 cm Frame: 47 x 62 cm
Peter Magubane
AmaNdebele male initiates undergo their rite of passage ceremony, their transformation from boys to men. They are taught by the elders and live in seclusion. The elder or overseer of the initiates stands in front., unknown
Digital print on archival cotton rag paper
Work: 47.5 x 71 cm Frame: 67.5 x 91 cm
Peter Magubane
Children play in Diagonal Street. An Indian area that whites would go to shop for food, curry spices and clothing, c1960
Silver gelatin print
Work: 30 x 19 cm Frame: 46.5 x 35.5 cm
Peter Magubane
Young coal yard workers at night, c 1980
Silver gelatin print
Work: 30 x 45.5 cm Frame: 47 x 63.5 cm
Peter Magubane
The notorious green car, contained police driving around Soweto taking pot shits at people in the street. Magubane followed behing them in car and took the picture through the windscreen of the car in which he was travelling, June 1976, 1976
Silver gelatin print
Work: 29.5 x 44 cm Frame: 47.5 x 61.5 cm
Peter Magubane
Fighting bullets with stones. This young man was shot dead soon after this photograph was taken, Alexandra Township, 1976, 1976
Silver gelatin print
Work: 47 x 70.5 cm Frame: 68 x 91.5 cm
Peter Magubane
Miners who completed their eighteen month term of contract on the mines, wait for a train at Germiston Station. They were going back to their families in Lesotho, Germiston, , unknown
Silver gelatin print
Work: 47 x 30 cm Frame: 65 x 48 cm
Peter Magubane
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela under house arrest at number 8115 Orlando West, Soweto, c1969
Silver gelatin print
Work: 29.5 x 44 cm Frame: 48 x 61.5 cm
Peter Magubane
Black workers line up in to catch buses into the city, Diepkloof, Soweto, unknown
Silver gelatin print
Work: 30 x 47 cm Frame: 47.5 x 64.5 cm
Peter Magubane
Grandmother and grandchild, informal settlement Krugersdorp, 2011
Digital print on archival cotton rag paper
Work: 30 x 44.5 cm Frame: 47.5 x 62 cm
Peter Magubane
Grandmother sows grandsons pants, Pimville, Soweto , 1962
Silver gelatin print
Work: 47.5 x 31 cm Frame: 65 x 48.5 cm
Peter Magubane
Gold miner pulling a cart carrying gold ore underground, unknown
Silver gelatin print
Work: 47.5 x 30.5 cm Frame: 65 x 48 cm
David Goldblatt
Hillbrow from Wheatlands, Commissioner Street, Jeppe. C 1968 (2_04717), C.1968
Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm
Paper: 33 x 33 cm Image: 30 x 30 cm
David Goldblatt
Gang on surface work, Rustenburg Platinum Mine, Rustenburg. (2_7212), 1971
Silver gelatin on fibre based paper

David Goldblatt
Ephraim Zulu watering his garden, 179 Central Western Jabavu, Soweto (2_11805), September 1972
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
Work: 44 x 43.5 cm
David Goldblatt
Children's class of the African Music and Drama Association, Orlando High School, Soweto (2_13251), Nov 1972
Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm
Paper: 33 x 33 cm Image: 30 x 30 cm Frame
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
Young men and a labour recruitment poster for the mines, Transkei. 1975 (2_23045), 1975
Carbon Ink on Hahnemuhle 315gsm
Image: 29.9 x 29.9 cm
David Goldblatt
Margaret Maroney: sentenced to R100 or 50 days imprisonment suspended for 3 years for living in this flat in a White Group Area, Orion Court, Bree Street, Johannesburg (2_30138), Dec 1981
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
On Twist Street, Hillbrow (3_4119), April 1962
Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm
Paper: 48 x 33 cm Image: 45 x 30 cm Frame: 62 x 47 cm
David Goldblatt
Flip du Toit on the stoep of his farm workshop at Abjaterskop, Marico Bushveld, Transvaal (North-West Province) (3_A9992), 1964
Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm
Image: 30 x 45 cm Frame: 47 x 62 cm
David Goldblatt
Bodybuilding competition, Eyethu Cinema, Soweto, Johannesburg, 17 September 1972 (3_F3013) , 1972
Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm
approx. 30 x 40cm Frame: 47 x 62 cm
David Goldblatt
This is our new world. Read the morning newspaper for the new generation – Beeld, billboard, Braamfontein. October 1976 (4_2421), 1976
Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm / Silver gelatin photograph on fibre based paper
39 x 49cm / 45 x 36 cm / Frame: 46 x 54 cm / Image: 29.9 x 37.5 cm / Image: 30 x 38 cm / Paper : 33 x 41 cm
David Goldblatt
Power Insulator, Shacks and Woman washing clothes, Xihlephwe, Alexandra Township, Johannesburg. 12 October 2006 (4_A0012), 2006
Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm
Paper: 33 x 41 cm Image: 30 x 38 cm Frame: 46 x 54 cm
David Goldblatt
Braiding hair on Bree Street, Johannesburg. 7 September 2002 (4_8689), 2002
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

Peter Magubane
Zionist Church baptism ceremony, Soweto, unknown
Silver gelatin print
Work: 29.5 x 48 cm Frame: 47 x 65.5 cm
Peter Magubane
Children have to be satisfied with simple toys in the Black areas of apartheid South Africa. A hoop made out of a bicycle wheel in Soweto, unknown
Silver gelatin print
Work: 30 x 40.5 cm Frame: 47 x 58 cm
Peter Magubane
Give peace a chance, Soweto, 1976
Silver gelatin print
Work: 29.5 x 45.5 cm Frame: 47 x 63 cm
Peter Magubane
Xhosa initiates (Abakahweta) leave their initiation shelter. They set fire to their initiation shelter, walk away and never look back thus turning their backs on their childhood and becoming men, unknown
Digital print on archival cotton rag paper
Work: 30 x 44.5 cm Frame: 47.5 x 62 cm
Peter Magubane
Horse drawn cart collects coal from the coal yards to deliver to houses in Soweto, c1980
Silver gelatin print
Work: 29.5 x 46 cm Frame: 47 x 63.5 cm
Peter Magubane
Police hippos patrol a roadway in Soweto to prevent the children from marching into Johannesburg city centre, 1976
Silver gelatin print
Work: 30 x 45.5 cm Frame: 47 x 63.5 cm
Peter Magubane
An unfortunate casualty, Dr Edelstein mistaken for a government official, Soweto, June 16, 1976, 1976
Silver gelatin print
Work: 30 x 44.5 cm Frame: 47 x 62.5 cm
Peter Magubane
‘Mogotla tribal courts’ also called Kangaroo court, Soweto, 1977. This vigilante justice system was established to punish such crimes as assaults and petty thefts , 1977
Silver gelatin print
Work: 30 x 45 cm Frame: 47 x 62.5 cm
Peter Magubane
Mine recruits humiliated by being forced to strip naked for tuberculosis examination, Witwatersrand, 1968
Silver gelatin print
Work: 29.5 x 44 cm Frame: 47 x 62 cm
Peter Magubane
Nokukhanya Luthuli at her husband Albert Luthuli’s funeral. Luthuli’s funeral was attended by over 7000 people and was the first major public gathering since the ANC was banned in 1960, Groutville, 1968
Silver gelatin print
Work: 30 x 45 cm Frame: 47.5 x 62.5 cm
Peter Magubane
Child labour, potato farms. Magubane and a reporter were arrested soon after this for trespassing, Bethal, 1958
Silver gelatin print
Work: 30 x 44 cm Frame: 47.5 x 61.5 cm
Peter Magubane
Japie Roberts; his daughter Antoinette and son Jan, with Rosina Morake. Auckland Park, Johannesburg, 2013
Digital print on archival cotton rag paper
Work: 29.5 x 44.5 cm Frame: 47 x 62 cm
Peter Magubane
Little boy at outside tap was taken in Orlando West , Soweto in 1956. “ I like this picture very much it was one of my first good pictures that I took and to this day one of my favourites”, Peter Magubane, 1956
Silver gelatin print
Work: 47.5 x 32.5 cm Frame: 65 x 50 cm

On Common Ground: David Goldblatt & Peter Magubane - Installation View

28 July - 25 August 2018

David Goldblatt

Butch Britz, Master Shaftsinker, No. 4 Shaft, President Steyn Gold Mine, Welkom, 1969 (2_4773)

David Goldblatt

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

David Goldblatt

Lulu Gebashe and Solomon Mlutshana, who both worked in a record shop in the city, Mofolo Park (2_12156)

David Goldblatt

Jehovah's Witness, Jabulani Stadium, Soweto. 1972 (2_14129/30)

David Goldblatt

In the Nugget Street Park, Doornfontein, Johannesburg. January 1973 (2_14742)

David Goldblatt

Ozzie Docrat with his daughter Nassima in his shop before its destruction under the Group Areas Act, Fietas, Johannesburg (2_26500)

David Goldblatt

Fifteen-year old Lawrence Matjee after his assault and detention by the Security Police, Khotso House, de Villiers Street (2_31686)

David Goldblatt

Child with a replica of a Zulu hut at the Voortrekker Monument, on the Day of the Covenant, Pretoria (3_9248)

David Goldblatt

Picnic at Hartebeespoort Dam on New Year's Day, Transvaal (North-West Province) (3_B0517)

David Goldblatt

Going home: Marabastad-Waterval route: for most of the people in this bus, the cycle will start again tomorrow at between 2 and 3 am (3_G5690)

David Goldblatt

With half of his building destroyed under the Apartheid regulation that had declared this suburb “White”, Hassimia Sahib, butcher, continued trading and refused to move until given the site he had selected in the declared “Asiatic” suburb to which he was to be consigned. Housing for Whites already occupied. Pageview, Johannesburg. 8 March 1986 (4_4051)

David Goldblatt

Saturday morning at the Hypermarket: Semi-final of the Miss Lovely Legs Competition. 28 June 1980 (2_29513_15)

David Goldblatt

Circumcision initiate in the hut of the abakwetha, Transkei (2_23167)

Peter Magubane

Abandoned children in an orphanage in Soweto

Peter Magubane

Concertina Player, Soweto

Peter Magubane

Ndebele musician Nothembi Mkwebani, who lives in Mamelodi North of Pretoria, performs on Women's day at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, on the anniversary of the Women's march to Pretoria in 1956

Peter Magubane

Peter Magubane took this image in the summer rainy season in Edenvale while doing a story for the Rand Daily mail on the slums

Peter Magubane

Young coal yard worker, known as 'Coal Boys' Soweto

Peter Magubane

Police van set alight by students, June 16

Peter Magubane

Students run in all directions as police fire rubber bullets and teargas, Soweto, June 16, 1976

Peter Magubane

Police vans teargas students, Soweto, June 16, 1976

Peter Magubane

Miner underground

Peter Magubane

Albert Luthuli returns to South Africa after receiving the Nobel peace prize, Johannesburg

Peter Magubane

Forced removals, Sophiatown. Peter Magubane and his family were forcibly removed from Sophiatown to Diepkloof, Soweto, February 9 1955

Peter Magubane

Klein Karoo National Arts Festival

Peter Magubane

Coal yards of Soweto. A young coal yard worker with his best friend

David Goldblatt

Spanner-man at the end of the shift, Western Deep Levels Gold Mine, Carletonville, 1970 (2_6072)

David Goldblatt

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

David Goldblatt

Meadowlands from Mofolo, Soweto (2_12409)

David Goldblatt

Cup final, Orlando Stadium, Soweto. 1972 (2_14218)

David Goldblatt

(2_19467)

David Goldblatt

Yusuf and Ayesha Rajah at home with their baby before the destruction of fietas under the Group Areas Act (2_26648)

David Goldblatt

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

David Goldblatt

Steven with bus, Doornfontein, Johannesburg (3_A2145)

David Goldblatt

Picnic at Hartebeespoort Dam on New Year's Day, Transvaal (North-West Province) (3_B0524)

David Goldblatt

2:45am: the first bus of the day pulls in at Mathysloop on the Boekenhouthoek-Marabastad route from KwaNdebele to Pretoria (3_G5722)

David Goldblatt

South-east wing of a hostel for Black male workers erected during apartheid as part of a scheme to make Joburg city and suburbs white. Alexandra Township. 1 June 1988 (4_5388)

David Goldblatt

Saturday afternoon in Sunward Park, Boksburg (2_27761_63)

David Goldblatt

'Boss Boy' detail, Battery Reef, Randfontein Estates Gold Mine, 1966 (2_2379)

Peter Magubane

An enterprising businessman in Diepkloof, Soweto, set up a trampoline for the children. They paid 2 cents for a given number of jumps

Peter Magubane

'Staffriders' are the young men who defy death by clinging to the sides of speeding trains

Peter Magubane

Today, modern images representing the realities of today's global society collide with the cultrual values of rural traditionalists, highlighting the complexities they must negotiate on a daily basis

Peter Magubane

Mrs Emily Moitsieloa a well-known music teacher, teaches a boy to sing and play the piano, Sophiatown

Peter Magubane

Coal being prepared for collection in the coal yards of Soweto

Peter Magubane

"The Young Lions", the students who wanted to stop Peter Magubane from photographing on the morning of June 16, 1976. Magubane explained to them "A struggle without documentation is no struggle." They agreed and issued an instruction that photographers and journalists be allowed to document the march

Peter Magubane

Police assist a pregnant woman during the uprisings, Alexandra, June 17, 1976

Peter Magubane

Mourners at Hector Pietersen’s funeral, June 1976

Peter Magubane

The Treason Trial. Supporters join Nelson Mandela in song, Johannesburg

420x594

Stretching into the distance are the coffins of the people massacred in Sharpeville, 21 March 1960

Peter Magubane

Nanny and Child, Johannesburg

Peter Magubane

Church service at an informal settlement, Krugersdorp

David Goldblatt

A farmer's son with his nursemaid, Heimweeberg, Nietverdiend, Western Transvaal (3_A9941)

David Goldblatt

Wedding party, Orlando West, 1970 (2_06540)

David Goldblatt

Coal Merchant and his son, Soweto. 1972 (2_10973)

David Goldblatt

Soweto: Miriam Diale, 5357 Orlando East, Soweto. 18 October 1972 (2_12875)

David Goldblatt

Drum majorette, Cup final, Orlando Stadium, Soweto. 1972 (2_14220)

David Goldblatt

She said to him 'You be the driver and I'll be the madam,' then they picked up the fender and posed, Hillbrow. 1975 (2_21317_19)

David Goldblatt

Funeral with military honours for two boyhood friends who went to school together in Boksburg, were drafted in the same unit of the South African Army, and who died in the same action against SWAPO on the Namibia-Angola border, Boksburg. 1980 (2_29296)

David Goldblatt

Stevedore, Durban (3_1302)

David Goldblatt

Two men building a dam on the farm Drogedal, or Droedal, in the Marico Bushveld, near Nietverdiend, Transvaal (3_A9911)

David Goldblatt

Johannes van der Linde, farmer and major in the local army reserve, with his head labourer Ou Sam, Near Bloemfontein, Free State. 1965 (3_B5815)

David Goldblatt

Boarding the first bus at Mathysloop. It should reach the terminal at Marabastad in Pretoria two and a half hours later at 5:15 am (3_G5741)

David Goldblatt

Abraham Thipe with one of his arrangements and his deckchair, Newtown, 14 August 1990 (4_6611)

David Goldblatt

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

Peter Magubane

Father and daughter. Parys, Freestate

Peter Magubane

Sophiatown, early 1950's

Peter Magubane

Two of South Africa's Nobel peace prize laureates, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, join hands at Ipeleng White City, Soweto

Peter Magubane

AmaNdebele male initiates undergo their rite of passage ceremony, their transformation from boys to men. They are taught by the elders and live in seclusion. The elder or overseer of the initiates stands in front.

Peter Magubane

Children play in Diagonal Street. An Indian area that whites would go to shop for food, curry spices and clothing

Peter Magubane

Young coal yard workers at night

Peter Magubane

The notorious green car, contained police driving around Soweto taking pot shits at people in the street. Magubane followed behing them in car and took the picture through the windscreen of the car in which he was travelling, June 1976

Peter Magubane

Fighting bullets with stones. This young man was shot dead soon after this photograph was taken, Alexandra Township, 1976

Peter Magubane

Miners who completed their eighteen month term of contract on the mines, wait for a train at Germiston Station. They were going back to their families in Lesotho, Germiston,

Peter Magubane

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela under house arrest at number 8115 Orlando West, Soweto

Peter Magubane

Black workers line up in to catch buses into the city, Diepkloof, Soweto

Peter Magubane

Grandmother and grandchild, informal settlement Krugersdorp

Peter Magubane

Grandmother sows grandsons pants, Pimville, Soweto

Peter Magubane

Gold miner pulling a cart carrying gold ore underground

David Goldblatt

Hillbrow from Wheatlands, Commissioner Street, Jeppe. C 1968 (2_04717)

David Goldblatt

Gang on surface work, Rustenburg Platinum Mine, Rustenburg. (2_7212)

David Goldblatt

Ephraim Zulu watering his garden, 179 Central Western Jabavu, Soweto (2_11805)

David Goldblatt

Children's class of the African Music and Drama Association, Orlando High School, Soweto (2_13251)

David Goldblatt

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

David Goldblatt

Young men and a labour recruitment poster for the mines, Transkei. 1975 (2_23045)

David Goldblatt

Margaret Maroney: sentenced to R100 or 50 days imprisonment suspended for 3 years for living in this flat in a White Group Area, Orion Court, Bree Street, Johannesburg (2_30138)

David Goldblatt

On Twist Street, Hillbrow (3_4119)

David Goldblatt

Flip du Toit on the stoep of his farm workshop at Abjaterskop, Marico Bushveld, Transvaal (North-West Province) (3_A9992)

David Goldblatt

Bodybuilding competition, Eyethu Cinema, Soweto, Johannesburg, 17 September 1972 (3_F3013)

David Goldblatt

This is our new world. Read the morning newspaper for the new generation – Beeld, billboard, Braamfontein. October 1976 (4_2421)

David Goldblatt

Power Insulator, Shacks and Woman washing clothes, Xihlephwe, Alexandra Township, Johannesburg. 12 October 2006 (4_A0012)

David Goldblatt

Braiding hair on Bree Street, Johannesburg. 7 September 2002 (4_8689)

Peter Magubane

Zionist Church baptism ceremony, Soweto

Peter Magubane

Children have to be satisfied with simple toys in the Black areas of apartheid South Africa. A hoop made out of a bicycle wheel in Soweto

Peter Magubane

Give peace a chance, Soweto

Peter Magubane

Xhosa initiates (Abakahweta) leave their initiation shelter. They set fire to their initiation shelter, walk away and never look back thus turning their backs on their childhood and becoming men

Peter Magubane

Horse drawn cart collects coal from the coal yards to deliver to houses in Soweto

Peter Magubane

Police hippos patrol a roadway in Soweto to prevent the children from marching into Johannesburg city centre

Peter Magubane

An unfortunate casualty, Dr Edelstein mistaken for a government official, Soweto, June 16, 1976

Peter Magubane

‘Mogotla tribal courts’ also called Kangaroo court, Soweto, 1977. This vigilante justice system was established to punish such crimes as assaults and petty thefts

Peter Magubane

Mine recruits humiliated by being forced to strip naked for tuberculosis examination, Witwatersrand

Peter Magubane

Nokukhanya Luthuli at her husband Albert Luthuli’s funeral. Luthuli’s funeral was attended by over 7000 people and was the first major public gathering since the ANC was banned in 1960, Groutville

Peter Magubane

Child labour, potato farms. Magubane and a reporter were arrested soon after this for trespassing, Bethal

Peter Magubane

Japie Roberts; his daughter Antoinette and son Jan, with Rosina Morake. Auckland Park, Johannesburg

Peter Magubane

Little boy at outside tap was taken in Orlando West , Soweto in 1956. “ I like this picture very much it was one of my first good pictures that I took and to this day one of my favourites”, Peter Magubane

Goodman Gallery Johannesburg
28 July – 25 August 2018

Curated by Paul Weinberg

On Common Ground marks an historic moment as the work of two of South Africa’s most renowned photographers, David Goldblatt and Peter Magubane, are to be exhibited side-by-side for the first time.

With both photographers in their late eighties, this is a poignant moment to reflect on their respective legacies. Curator and photographer Paul Weinberg brings works by these veterans into direct conversation, using the gallery space to mirror major and lesser-known bodies of work that present Goldblatt and Magubane’s astute and distinct approaches to photography within the context of a shared pull to document apartheid South Africa and the post-1994 period of democracy.

For Magubane, this urgency to document grew from a sense of anger and personal oppression: ‘I did not want to leave the country to find another life. I was going to stay and fight with my camera as my gun. I did not want to kill anyone, though. I wanted to kill apartheid.’

Known for his ‘steely resolve [and] unrelenting gaze’ (Mail & Guardian), Magubane made his name as a photojournalist at a time when navigating South Africa as a black photographer was loaded with risk, exacting a heavy toll when he was detained and served 586 days of solitary confinement in 1969.

Whereas Magubane operated on the front-line – seeking to ‘defeat this animal apartheid’ and show the world what was happening by positioning himself amid violent protests and daring to point his lens at white South Africans, Goldblatt tended to focus his camera on quieter, yet equally poignant features of the apartheid regime.

In Goldblatt’s own words: ‘During those years my prime concern was with values – what did we value in South Africa, how did we get to those values and how did we express those values. I was very interested in the events that were taking place in the country as a citizen but, as a photographer, I’m not particularly interested, and I wasn’t then, in photographing the moment that something happens. I’m interested in the conditions that give rise to events.’

According to Goodman Gallery owner and director Liza Essers: ‘This exhibition has been five years in the making. For me, Goldblatt and Magubane, while so different in their approaches, are two of the most iconic and important photographers of our time, particularly for their documenting of apartheid. By exhibiting them together for the first time, we present a unique journey through these photographers’ archives. On Common Ground also marks one of a small handful of exhibitions for Magubane in a gallery setting. Through this exhibition, we hope to address the historical oversight that Magubane has, in his lifetime, received such limited visibility in a contemporary art context.’

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.