Selected Works

David Goldblatt

Patience Poni visiting her parents Ruth and Jackson Poni, 1510A Emdeni South, Soweto (2_11376) , 1972 Platinum print on Arches Platine 310gm Image: 37 x 37 cm

David Goldblatt

A man and a passing woman, Tladi, Soweto (2_13516), Nov 1972 Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper, dibonded Image: 42.5 x 42.5 cm

David Goldblatt

The house-painter and his family, Pretoria Street, Hillbrow. January 1973 (2_14396), 1973 Vintage silver gelatin print Image: 30 x 25 cm

David Goldblatt

A plot-holder with the daughter of his servant, Wheatlands, Randfontein (3_5684), Sept 1962 Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper Image: 37 x 24.5 cm

David Goldblatt

In the Nugget Street Park, Doornfontein, Johannesburg. January 1973 (2_14742) , 1973 Vintage silver gelatin print Image: 23 x 23 cm

David Goldblatt

Young man at home, White City, Jabavu, Soweto. 1 October 1972 (2_12560), 1972 Platinum print on Arches Platine 310gm Image: 37 x 37 cm

David Goldblatt

Joe Maloney, boiler-house attendant, City Deep Gold Mine, 1966 (2_2846), 1966 Platinum print on Arches Platine 310gm Image: 37 x 37 cm

David Goldblatt

Golam Mehmood Mia (left), Mehmood Mia (right), and Iqbal Abdullah on 14th Street, Fietas before the destruction of the businesses under the Group Areas Act. Jan 1976 (2_26567) , 1976 Vintage silver gelatin print Image: 26 x 26 cm

David Goldblatt

Time office clerks and a miner, City Deep Gold Mine, Johannesburg, 1966 (2_2868), 1966 Platinum print on Arches Platine 310gm Image: 37 x 37 cm

David Goldblatt

A miner waits on the bank to go underground, City Deep Gold Mine, 1966 (2_3041), 1966 Platinum print on Arches Platine 310gm Image: 37 x 37 cm

David Goldblatt

Hypermarket employee collecting trolleys, Boksburg (2_28148), 1980 Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper Image: 40 x 40 cm

David Goldblatt

Monthly meeting of the Women's Zionist League, Boksburg (2_29043), 1980 Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper Image: 49.5 x 50 cm

David Goldblatt

On the corner of Commissioner and Eloff Streets (2_27620), 1979 Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper Image: 49.5 x 50 cm

David Goldblatt

Preparing to serve dinner at the Rugby Dance in the Town Hall, BKG. 5 July 1980 (3_G4553), 5 July 1980 Vintage silver gelatin print Image: 26 x 38 cm

David Goldblatt

At a meeting of the Voortrekkers in the suburb of Whitfield, Boksburg. June 1980 (2_28833), 1980 Vintage silver gelatin print Image: 30 x 30 cm

David Goldblatt

At a meeting of the Worker-Management Liaison Committee of the Colgate-Palmolive company, Boksburg. 10 July 1980 (2_29772), 1980 Vintage silver gelatin print Image: 23 x 23 cm

David Goldblatt

Cafe-de-Move-On, Braamfontein, Johannesburg. November 1964 (3_A9648), 1964 Vintage silver gelatin print Image: 34 x 22 cm

David Goldblatt

Dutch Reformed Church, completed in 1984, Quellerina, Johannesburg. 3 November 1986 (4_4627), 1986 Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper, dibonded Image: 84 x 119 cm

David Goldblatt

Cafe-de Move-on, Johannesburg (4_0043?), 1964 Vintage silver gelatin print Image: 32 x 24 cm

David Goldblatt

Dutch Reformed Church inaugurated on 31 July 1966, Op-die-Berg, KoueBokkeveld. 23 May 1987(4_5076), 1987 Vintage silver gelatin print Image: 27 x 34 cm

David Goldblatt

Monument to Karel Landman, Voortrekker leader, unveiled 16 December 1939, De Kol, Cape, 10 April 1993 (4_7651), 1993 Vintage silver gelatin print Image: 20.5 x 25 cm

David Goldblatt

Strydom monument and Volkskas head office, Pretoria. 25 April 1982 (4_2835), 1982 Vintage silver gelatin print Image: 27.5 x 34.5 cm

David Goldblatt

Rag & Bottle Collectors' Carts, Doornfontein, Johannesburg. April 1974 (4_2229), 1974 Vintage silver gelatin print Image: 25 x 32 cm

David Goldblatt

Flushing Meadows and lightning masts, Site B, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, 11 October 1987 (4_5131), 1987 Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper, dibonded Image: 84 x 119 cm

David Goldblatt

Women at play during their lunch hour, Pieter Roos Park, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_21221), 1975 Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper Image: 46.5 x 45.5 cm

David Goldblatt

Woman resting on her way to work. De Villiers Street Park, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_22484), 1975 Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper Image: 40 x 33.3 cm

David Goldblatt

Woman collecting shellfish. Port St Johns, Transkei. 1975 (2_23047), 1975 Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper Image: 30 x 40 cm

David Goldblatt

Copper-bearing rocks, near the workings started by Simon Van Der Stel governor of the Cape, during an expedition in 1650, Carolusberg, Namaqualand, Northern Cape. 1 January 2004 (4_9127), 2004 Digital prints on 100% rag cotton paper in pigment inks

David Goldblatt

Overflow at Hytkoras, Namaqualand. 30 December 2003 (4_9112), 2003 Digital print on 100% rag cotton paper in pigment inks

David Goldblatt

Autumn on the Sak River, Nuweveld, Karoo, Western Cape. (4_9207), 2004 Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper Image: 42 x 59.5 cm

David Goldblatt

Deserted farm. Holgatsfontein in the Leeukopspan area, between Britstown and Vosburg, Northern Cape. 16 March 2008 (4_A0262), 2008 Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper Image: 23.4 x 16.5 cm

David Goldblatt

In the cemetery. Sutherland, Western Cape. 16 December 2007 (4_A0205), 2007 Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper Image: 98 x 124 cm

David Goldblatt

Farmer's sign for Gate (Hek). Near Rammetjieskraal, between Lainsburg and Prince Albert, Western Cape. 28 May 2004 (4_9262), 2004 Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt

George and Sarah Manyane, 3153 Emdeni Extension, Soweto (2_10938), August 1972 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

David Goldblatt

Margaret Mcingana, who later became famous as the singer Margaret Singana, at home, Sunday afternoon. Zola, Soweto (2_6547), October 1970 Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper, dibonded Image: 50 x 50 cm

David Goldblatt

With half of his building destroyed under the Apartheid regulation that had declared this suburb “White”, Hassimia Sahib, butcher, continued trading and refused to move until given the site he had selected in the declared “Asiatic” suburb to which he was to be consigned. Housing for Whites already occupied. Pageview, Johannesburg. 8 March 1986 (4_4051), 1986 Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper Image: 84 x 119 cm

David Goldblatt

She said to him 'You be the driver and I'll be the madam,' then they picked up the fender and posed, Hillbrow. 1975 (2_21317_19), 1975 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper 40 x 40cm

David Goldblatt

Gang on surface work, Rustenburg Platinum Mine, Rustenburg. (2_7212), 1971 Silver gelatin on fibre based paper F:63 x 63.5cm P:46 x 46cm

Biography

David Goldblatt (b.1930, Randfontein, South Africa) chronicled the structures, people and landscapes of his country from 1948 – through the rise of Afrikaner Nationalism, the apartheid regime and into the democratic era – until his death in June 2018. Goldblatt’s photography examines how South Africans have expressed their values through the structures, physical and ideological, that they have built. In 1989, Goldblatt founded the Market Photography Workshop in Johannesburg. In 1998 he was the first South African to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2001, a retrospective of his work, David Goldblatt Fifty-One Years began a tour of galleries and museums. 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 on shows at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Barbican Centre in London and in 2018, a major retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Goldblatt is the recipient of the 2006 Hasselblad award, the 2009 Henri Cartier-Bresson Award, the 2013 ICP Infinity Award and in 2016, he was awarded the Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres by the Ministry of Culture of France.

Exhibitions

David Goldblatt | Johannesbur...

08 July - 15 September 2020

How To Disappear

14 March - 25 June 2020

I've grown roses in this gard...

03 October - 30 October 2019

On Common Ground: David Goldb...

28 July - 25 August 2018

News

David Goldblatt Documentary S...

Posted 04 June 2019

Yinka Shonibare CBE and David...

Posted 06 February 2019

Solo exhibition of work by Da...

Posted 01 January 2019

‘Hacer Noche’ group exhibitio...

Posted 10 November 2018

Press

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David Goldblatt / London Revi...

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David Goldblatt / ARTnews / J...