David Goldblatt

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David Goldblatt
Born(1930-11-29)29 November 1930
Randfontein, South Africa
Died25 June 2018(2018-06-25) (aged 87)
Johannesburg, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
OccupationPhotographer
Years active1948–2018
Notable workOn 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