Wikipedia entry
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. After apartheid had ended he concentrated more on the country's landscapes. What differentiates Goldblatt's body of work from those of other anti-apartheid artists is that he photographed issues that went beyond the violent events of apartheid and reflected the conditions that led up to them. His forms of protest have a subtlety that traditional documentary photographs may lack: "[M]y dispassion was an attitude in which I tried to avoid easy judgments. . . . This resulted in a photography that appeared to be disengaged and apolitical, but which was in fact the opposite." He has 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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