A review of the David Goldblatt photography show at New York’s Jewish Museum is in the New York Review of Books and it includes a slideshow of some of his images. The exhibition continues until September 19.
From the review:
It has been more than two decades since apartheid ended as a legally sanctioned system but that disfigurement endures in the townships and rural resettlement camps that came into existence under white rule … Class rather than color now determines where people can live so there are more opportunities to show the racial and social strata at close quarters.
Apartheid’s Twisted Dream: David Goldblatt’s South Africa
“Goldbatt’s way was always to go deeper, to find an oblique angle that went right to the heart of the matter: an image bespeaking loneliness, stunted aspiration, fragile pride on both sides of the racial divide, not infrequently with an intimation of imminent violence, or its result.”
Picnic on New Year’s Day, Hartebeespoort Dam, 1965
Courtesy of David Goldblatt and the Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
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