David Goldblatt / Joburg / 2008

David Goldblatt / Joburg / 2008
26 April - 24 May 2008
Installation View

David Goldblatt

The moon over Diepkloof, Soweto (2_11305), 1972 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper (Dibonded) Image: 40 x 40 cm

David Goldblatt

Richard and Marina Maponya, Dube, Soweto. 1972 (2_14877), 1972 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper (Diabonded) Work: 42.5 x 42.5 cm

David Goldblatt

The house-painter and his family, Pretoria Street, Hillbrow. January 1973 (2_14396), Jan 1973 Carbon ink on Hahnemeule 315gsm

David Goldblatt

Fixing a puncture on a coal merchant's cart, Tladi, Soweto (2_13426), Nov 1972 Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper Image: 37.5 x 39.5 cm Frame: 55 x 57.5 cm

David Goldblatt

Landscape with car hulks and houses, Orlando West, Soweto, Johannesburg. July 1972 (4_2073), 1972 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

David Goldblatt

A wedding on Pullinger Kop, with 'Highrise' under construction. Hillbrow, February 1971 (4_1051), 1971 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

David Goldblatt

Freedom Square: here, in the time of apartheid, on 26 June 1955, under harassment by the police, some 3000 people of all races, from all over South Africa, gathered in a Congress of the People and adopted the Freedom Charter, a template for the governance of a non-racial, democratic South Africa. The Charter became the basis of South Africa’s democratic constitution. Kliptown, Soweto, Johannesburg. 10 December 2003 (4_9056), 2003 Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt

Sunday morning: a not white family living illegally in the ‘white’ group area of Hillbrow, Johannesburg. (3CT_0007_23), 1978 Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

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Second Avenue, Houghton. Johannesburg (4_9979), 2006 Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt

Show window of a shoe store during the destruction of Indian-owned properties under the Group Areas Act, Pageview, Johannesburg. (3CT_0004_01), 1978 Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt

In the Docrat home before its destruction under the Group Areas Act, 20th Street, Fietas, Johannesburg. 1977 (2_26889), 1977 Demonstration print

David Goldblatt

Newsboy, Hillbrow (2_15427), 1972 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

David Goldblatt

Domestic workers afternoon off, Sunninghill, Sandton. 23 July 1999 (4_7850), 1999 Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

David Goldblatt

Miriam Mazibuko waters the garden of her RDP house for which she waited eight years. It consists of one room. Her four children live with her in-laws. Extension 8, Far East Alexandra Township, 12 September 2006 (4_9958), 2006 Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt

Our summer garden and ADT, Fellside, Johannesburg. 4 January 2006 (4_9705), 2006 Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper A0: 90 x 112cm

David Goldblatt

Freda Fleischman and her father, Highlands North (2_15768), 1973 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

David Goldblatt

17th Street, Fietas (Pageview), before the destruction of its houses and shops under the Group Areas Act (3CT_08), 1977-1978 Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper A0 or A0+

David Goldblatt

A Shoemaker at work, Raleigh Street, Yeoville,14 September 2006 (4_9976), 2006 Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper F 64 x 78cm P:47 x 59.5cm

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

The Reserve Bank, Newtown, Johannesburg. 14 June 1999 (4_7814_5), 1999 Silver gelatin photograph on fiber-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

David Goldblatt

Wembley Roadhouse, Turfontein, Jhb (4_3574), 1984 SEPT 23 Vintage silver gelatin print 27 x 34 cm

David Goldblatt

House under construction, Argyle Street, Hurlingham, Johannesburg. 16 November 1991 (4_7238), 1991 Silver gelatin photograph on fiber-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

David Goldblatt

Second Avenue, Houghton. Johannesburg (4_9979), 2006 Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt

In the time of Aids, MB Fast Food & Takeaway, Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, Gauteng. 12 September 2006 (4_9955), 2006 Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt

'Highrise', Prospect Street, Hillbrow, December 1973 (4_2206), 1973 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper F:64 x 75cm P:43 x 55 cm

David Goldblatt

A tsotsi with his draad (shortened wire for street fighting), 1388A White City, Jabavu, Soweto (2_11899), September 1972 Carbon Ink on Hahnemuhle 315gsm Image: 29.9 x 29.9 cm

David Goldblatt

In the kitchen, Soweto (3CT_02), 1977 Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper A0 or A0+

David Goldblatt

Wedding photography at the Oppenheimer Memorial, Jabavu, Soweto (2_11991), September 1972 Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper Image: 40 x 39.7 cm

David Goldblatt

Young man at home, White City, Jabavu, Soweto (2_12560), 1972 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

David Goldblatt

In the Alexandra Street Park, Hillbrow (2_9848), 1972 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

David Goldblatt

A flat cleaner going for a walk on his afternoon off, Hillbrow (2_09980), 1972 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper Frame: 72.5 x 74.5 x 3 cm Work: 55 x 55 cm

David Goldblatt

Man with an injured arm, Hillbrow (2_10000), June 1972 Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper F:72 x 73cm P:54 x 54cm

David Goldblatt

On the street corner of Pim and Goch Streets, under the M1, Newtown, December 1975 (4_2357), 1975 Silver gelatin on fibre based paper A0+

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The Post Office, now the Telkom microwave tower, Hillbrow, May 1975 (4_2261), 1975 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

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Lulu Gebashe and Solomon Mlutshana, who both worked in a record shop in the city, Mofolo Park (2_12156), September 1972 Carbon Ink on Hahnemuhle 315gsm Image: 29.9 x 29.9 cm

David Goldblatt

'Location in the sky': the servants' quarters of Essanby house. Jeppe Street, Johannesburg. 4 April 1984 (4_3563), 1984 Vintage silver gelatin print

David Goldblatt

Carvings for sale at the corner of Central and Eleven Avenues, Houghton, Johannesburg. (4_9859), 2006 Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper F:64 x 78cm P:44 x 58cm

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This monument, covering what was Freedom Square, commemorates the Congress of the People in 1955. Costing R160 million it has a hotel, conference centre, auditorium , galleries, shops, museum, plaza for informal traders, conical tower in which the Freedom Charter is displayed. The community of Kliptown in whose midst it was built, were not consulted. Most of the facilities are hardly used. Fearing that tourists might confuse Freedom Park, Pretoria with Freedom Square, Kiptown, the branding experts named it instead, the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication. Sisulu had very little to do with this place. Kliptown, Soweto, 22 June 2006 (4_9875), 2005 Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt

On 5th Street, Sandton, Johannesburg (4_A0029), 2006 Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper A0 or A0+

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Schoolboy, Hillbrow, June 1972 (2_1712), 1972 Platinum print on Arches Platine 310gm approx. 30 x 40cm

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The Goodman Gallery is pleased to have presented an exhibition of works by David Goldblatt. This exhibition, entitled Joburg, show cased photographs by Goldblatt from 1960’s to the present time.

David Goldblatt is renowned for his documentation of the progress of societal changes and how these impact on the landscape and South African communities, without being judgmental. His works are widely collected, both locally and abroad, in public and private collections. His work is a real statement about the changes currently taking place in South Africa.

Goldblatt has said about the show, “Over the years I have become interested in different aspects of the city. Some of these photographs I have not printed before, some I have not exhibited before, some I showed at the Market Theatre Photography Gallery in the 70s and 80s, others I have shown more recently. Together they come from attempts to get to grips with something of the life and places of this city.”

The exhibition included early black and white images of Johannesburg, some of which had never been seen before, as well as Soweto, Structures, and more recent colour works from the Johannesburg Intersections series.

The exhibition opened on the 26th of April 2008 at noon and closed on 24th of May 2008.

David Goldblatt

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.