Introduction
David Goldblatt HonFRPS (29 November 1930 – 25 June 2018) was a South African photographer noted for his portrayal of South Africa during the period of apartheid and more recently that country's landscapes. What differentiates David Goldblatt’s body of work from other anti-apartheid artists is that his lens does not focus primarily on the violence that took place during the apartheid era. He described himself as a “self-appointed observer and critic of the society into which I was born.” His forms of protest remain ambiguous to the public eye that traditional documentary photographs do not. For example,"'my dispassion was an attitude in which I tried to avoid easy judgments’, he affirmed. ‘This resulted in a photography that appeared to be disengaged and apolitical, but which was in fact the opposite.'" He had numerous publications to his name.
Wikidata
Q569669
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Introduction
Photographer was noted for his images of South Africa's struggles, including apartheid, poverty, AIDS, and gentrification.
Nationality
South African
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Photographer
Names
David Goldblatt, Lewis David Goldblatt
Ulan
500353345
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