David Goldblatt

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David Goldblatt
Born(1930-11-29)29 November 1930
Died25 June 2018(2018-06-25) (aged 87)
Johannesburg, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
OccupationPhotographer
Years active1948–2018
Notable work
On the Mines (1973), Some Afrikaners Photographed, (1975) The Structure of Things Then (1998)

David Goldblatt (29 November 1930 – 25 June 2018) was a South African photographer. He was known for his photographs of South Africa during the period of apartheid[1] and more recently that country's landscapes. He called himself as a “self-appointed observer" and "critic of the society into which I was born.”[2]

Goldblatt died on 25 June 2018 in Johannesburg from skin cancer, aged 87.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Jonze, Tim (25 June 2018). "Photographer David Goldblatt, South Africa's visual conscience, dies aged 87". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  2. Ritchin, Fred (26 August 2009). "The Camera Is Not a Machine Gun". The Design Observer Group. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  3. "The photographer who chronicled life under apartheid". BBC News. 25 June 2018. Retrieved 2018-06-25 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  4. David Goldblatt, Acclaimed South African Photographer, Dies at 87