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David Goldblatt Talk  3 June 2018 – 2pmdocumenta-Halle

© David Goldblatt – George Nkomo, hawker, Fourways, Johannesburg, 2002

David Goldblatt

David Goldblatt was born in South Africa in 1930 and since the 1960s has devoted all of his time to photography. In 1989, Goldblatt founded the Market Photography Workshop in Johannesburg. In 1998 he was the first South African to be given a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. A retrospective of his work, David Goldblatt Fifty-One Years began a tour of galleries and museums in 2001. 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 in shows at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Barbican Centre in London. He has published more than twenty books of his work. He is the recipient of the 2006 Hasselblad Award, the 2009 Henri Cartier-Bresson Award, and the 2013 ICP Infinity Award.
Information: Unfortunately David Goldblatt cannot come to Kassel. There will be an alternative talk to be announced soon.


  • 2016 David Goldblatt, Sean O’Toole, In Boksburg, new edition, Steidl, Göttingen
  • 2014 David Goldblatt, Regarding Intersections, new edition, Steidl, Göttingen
  • 2014 David Goldblatt, Particulars, new edition, Steidl, Göttingen
  • 2013 David Goldblatt, Phillip van Niekerk, The Transported of KwaNdebele, new edition, Steidl, Göttingen
  • 2012 David Goldblatt, Nadine Gordimer, On The Mines, new edition, Steidl, Göttingen
  • 2010 Ivan Vladislavic, TJ with Double Negative, Contrasto, Rome
  • 2010 Jeffrey Ladd, Joanna Lehan, In Boksburg, Errata Editions, New York, 2010
  • 2010 Bronwyn Law-Viljoen (ed), Kith, Kin & Khaya, Goodman Gallery Editions
  • 2008 David Goldblatt, Intersections Intersected, essays by Ulrich Loock and Ivor Powell, Fundacao Serralves, Portugal
  • 2007 David Goldblatt, Annari van der Merwe (ed), Some Afrikaners Revisited, Umuzi, Cape Town
  • 2006 David Goldblatt: Photographs, Contrasto, Roma
  • 2006 M. Godby, David Goldblatt/Hasselblad Awards 2006, Hatje Catz Verlag, Ostfildern, Germany
  • 2005 David Goldblatt, Intersections, Prestel, Munich, Germany.
  • 2003 David Goldblatt, Particulars, Goodman Gallery Editions, Johannesburg, South Africa. [Awarded the Arles Book Prize for 2004]
  • 2001 David Goldblatt, Fifty-One Years, Actar and Macba, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2001 David Goldblatt 55 (one of a series about photographers), Phaidon Press, London, England
  • 1998 David Goldblatt, South Africa: the Structure of Things Then. Oxford University Press, Cape Town, and Monacelli Press, New York, USA
  • 1989 David Goldblatt, The Transported of KwaNdebele. with Brenda Goldblatt and Phillip van Niekerk, Aperture, New York, USA
  • 1986 David Goldblatt, Lifetimes: Under Apartheid. text by Nadine Gordimer, Knopf, New York, USA
  • 1982 David Goldblatt, In Boksburg, Gallery Press, Cape Town, USA
  • 1981 David Goldblatt, and Margaret Courtney-Clark and John Kench, Cape Dutch Homesteads, Struik, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1975 David Goldblatt, Some Afrikaners Photographed. Murray Crawford Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1973 David Goldblatt, Nadine Gordimer, On The Mines, Struik, Cape Town, South Africa
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