David Goldblatt / The Pursuit of Values

David Goldblatt / The Pursuit of Values
21 October - 05 December 2015
Installation View

David Goldblatt

Copies of advertisements regarding destitute children that appeared in the Cape Government Gazette, form part of a memorial to children entitled We are still here. Between 1841 and 1921 some 7000 children were advertised as destitute in the Gazette. If not claimed by someone able to support them they were indentured, presumably as labourers. Memorial by Lovell Friedman and Leora Lewis, Longmarket pedestrian mall, Cape Town. 11 March 2012 (4_A0900), 2012 Demonstration print / Exhibition print / Silver gelatin on fibre based paper Approx (A0) 86 x 110cm / Approx 42 x 53cm

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Memorial to the Enslaved by Wilma Cruise and Gavin Young. The white building was the Dutch East India Company's slave lodge in the centre of Cape Town. Some 9000 slaves, convicts and mentally disturbed people are thought to have been confined within it between 1679 and 1811. It is now a museum. 11 March 2012 (4_A0894), 2012 Silver gelatin on fiber based paper, backed onto dibond approx. 98 x 120 cm

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Cows at a taxi rank on Error Street, New Doornfontein, Johannesburg. 8 December 2012 (4_A1024), 2012 Carbon Ink on Hahnemuhle 315gsm A0: 80.1 x 114.9 cm

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Kite flying near Phuthaditjhaba, Qwa Qwa. 1 May 1989 (4_5951) , 1989 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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Memorial to Sister Dr. Mary Aidan Quinlan who was murdered on November 9 1952 by a mob near Duncan Village. It was the time of the ANC’s Defiance of Unjust Laws campaign. Several thousand people had gathered on Bantu Square, near Duncan Village, for what was supposedly a religious meeting for which the magistrate had given permission. Hidden in a house nearby, waiting to address the crowd were ANC leaders. At the last minute, the police, suspecting the true purpose, ordered the crowd to disperse, but opened fire before they could do so. Nine were killed and many wounded. The crowd became a vengeance-seeking mob into which, taking a familiar shortcut to her church, drove Sister Quinlan. Her car was overturned and set alight. She was killed and perhaps partly cannabilised. Running battles between police, troops and township people continued into the night. It was said that more than two hundred people were killed. She had devotedly served the Duncan Village community as a medical doctor. Koko Qebeyi, not born at that time, became an anti-apartheid activist and city councillor and arranged for the erection of this monument to a woman who had devotedly served the community of Duncan Village. Catholic Church, Duncan Village, East London. 13 October 2013 (4_A1106), 2013 Silver gelatin on fiber based paper, dibonded approx. 120 x 98 cm

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Frances Baard, militant trade unionist and leader of the ANC Women’s League, sculpted by Anton Momberg. Kimberley, 5 February 2013 (4_A1051), 2013 Silver gelatin on fiber based paper, backed onto dibond approx. 98 x 120 cm

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The Women's Monument at the Union Buildings, Pretoria. It commemorates the march by some 20,000 women on 9 August 1956, through Pretoria to the Union Buildings, where they attempted to present a letter to prime minister JG Strijdom, protesting the 'pass laws' and in particular, the law requiring African women to carry 'passes'. Neither Strijdom nor anyone else in government accepted the letter. In 2006 this memorial to the march was unveiled. It is in the amphitheatre where the women gathered. The artists were Wilma Cruise and Marcus Holmes. It is not accessible to the public. 1 November 2013 (4_A1141), 2013 Silver gelatin on fiber based paper, dibonded approx. 98 x 120 cm

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Dutch Reformed Church, built in 1911 Swellendam, Cape. 9 April 1993 (4_7626), 1993 Silver gelatin On fibre based paper - dibonded A0

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The Women's Hostel, Alexandra Township, 26 June 2009. (A_0109) , 2009 Digital print in pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper

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Young men and a labour recruitment poster for the mines, Transkei. 1975 (2_23045), 1975 Carbon Ink on Hahnemuhle 315gsm Image: 29.9 x 29.9 cm

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Going to the fields to hoe, Transkei. 1975 (2_24033), 1975 Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm Image: 30 x 30 cm

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The office of attorney, Z J B Mbuqe, in Umthetheleli, Transkei. 1975 (2_23729), 1975 Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm Image: 30 x 30 cm

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Circumcision initiate in the hut of the abakwetha, Transkei (2_23167), 1975 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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Bringing in the harvest, Koksoord Plots, Randfontein, Transvaal (Gauteng) (3_6294), 1962 Carbon Ink on Hahnemuhle 315gsm Image: 45.2 x 29.9 cm

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On August 16 2012 South African Police shot striking mineworkers of the Lonrho platinum mines, killing 34 and wounding 78 in seemingly wild shooting without good cause. The men were shot, some with their hands up in surrender, within a radius of about 300 metres of this koppie on which they met. Beyond is the Lonhro smelter, which stood idle during the strike. Marikana, North-West Province. 11 May 2014 (4_A1201), 2014 Exhibition print / Silver gelatin on fibre based paper Approx (A0) 86 x 110cm / Approx 42 x 53cm

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Assegais, shield, and 23-metre-high cross of the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk in Afrika, (Dutch Reformed Mission Church to Africans), which stands above Dingane's destroyed capital, uMgungundlovu. The church was burnt down in 1985; Dinganestad, Natal. 1989 (4_6121), 1989 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper, backed onto dibond A0: 98 x 120cm

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Agricultural inspector, Comvaba, Transkei. 1975 (2_23351), 1975 Silver gelatin on fibre based paper

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A Homestead and Forest, Near Coffee Bay, Transkei (2_22949), 1975 Carbon Ink on Hahnemuhle 315gsm Image: 29.9 x 29.9 cm

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Baby with child-minders and dogs in the Alexandra Street Park, Hillbrow (2_A0213), 1972 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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Memorial to four members of the Colesberg Youth Organisation (CYO) killed here by the police on 3 July 1985. Kuyasa Township, Colesberg. 31 March 2014 (NK3_0250), 2014 Silver gelatin on fibre based paper- Diabonded A0

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The City Hall, opened on 12 April 1910, and the Cenotaph, unveiled on 7 March 1926, Durban, Natal. 1980 (4_2786), 1980 Silver gelatin on fibre based paper- dibonded A0

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Victoria Cobokana, housekeeper, in her employer’s dining room with her son Sifiso and daughter Onica, Johannesburg, June 1999. Victoria died of AIDS on 13 December 1999, Sifiso died of AIDS on 12 January 2000, Onica died of AIDS in May 2000 (6CT_01) , June 1999 Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper Work: 64 x 64 cm Frame: 91 x 91 x 1.5 cm

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Diepsloot, 15 August 2009 (A0213) , Demonstration print A0

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Mother and child, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton. 8 March 2005 (4_9616), 2005 Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

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Going to work: 3:30am, Wolwekraal-Marabastad bus, standing passengers have slumped to the floor (3_G5170), 1983 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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A tin of pilchards, Transkei. 1975 (2_23696), 1975 Silver gelatin on fibre based paper

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Ella and Betty Marais swimming in the dam that their father, Freek Marais, built, Gamkaskloof, Cape Province (Western Cape) (3_C8147), 1966 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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Ella, daughter of Freek and Martjie Marais, in the children's bedroom. Gamkaskloof, Cape Province (Western Cape), December 1967 (3_D9436), 1967 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper 45 x 30cm

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The pensioner's daughter: she worked in a tobacco factory in Johannesburg and had bought her parents this furniture on hire-purchase. Randfontein. 1962 (3_5148), 1962 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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Kleinbaas with klonkie, Bootha Plots, Randfontein (3_6555), Jan 1962 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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In a department store, probably John Orr's on Von Brandis Street, Johannesburg (3_B3649), June 1965 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper, backed onto dibond 30 x 45cm

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

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At the Summit Club pool on Claim Street, Hillbrow (2_A0275), 1971 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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

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Freedom Park and the Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria. 26 May 2014 (4_A1162), 2014 Silver gelatin on fiber based paper, backed onto dibond approx. 98 x 120 cm

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Anna Boois, goat Farmer, with her birthday cake and vegetable garden, Kamiesberge, near Garies, Namaqualand, Northern Cape (4_9003), 20 September 2003 Digital print A0

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Going to work, Mathysloop, KwaNdebele, 1984 (3_G5725), 1984 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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8:45 p.m. Going home: Marabastad-Waterval bus: 8:45 p.m., 45 minutes to the terminal. (3_G5696), 1984 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper Frame: 50.5 x 65 x 3 cm Paper: 40 x 51 cm Image: 30 x 40 cm

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Framework for a new dwelling, near Flagstaff, Transkei. 9 October 1975 (4_2340), 1975 Carbon Ink on Hahnemuhle 315gsm Image: 29.9 x 37.5 cm

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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

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Schoolboy, Hillbrow, June 1972 (2_1712), 1972 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper (Diabonded) Paper: 42.5 x 42.5 cm

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Sculpted by Kagiso Pat Mautloa, a memorial to those who died while in the detention of the Security Police in this building, John Vorster Square, now Johannesburg Central Police Station. 27 February 2012 (4_A0866), 2012 Silver gelatin on fibre based paper- dibonded A0

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Willem Voster with friends, family, home and garden, Merweville, Western Cape, 2 March 2009 (4_A0463) (4_A0467) (4_A0465), 2009 Digital prints in pigment inks on cotton rag paper Triptych A0 each

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The hotel stoep, Cofimvaba, Transkei. 1975 (2_23503), 1975 Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm Image: 30 x 30 cm

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Awaiting registration for work in the Gold mines at the Teba recruitment centre, Umtata, Transkei. 1975 (3_G188), 1975 Silver gelatin on fibre based paper

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Herdboy, Transkei. 1975 (2_22977), 1975 Carbon ink on Hahnemuhle 315gsm Image: 29.9 x 29.9 cm

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Sitting at the kitchen door, he said, affectionately, to the child, "Ja, wat maak jy hier jou swart vuilgoed" (Yes, what are you doing here you black rubbish) Wheatlands, Randfontein. September 1962 (3_5190), 1962 Silver gelatin on fibre based paper Image: 29.9 x 45.2 cm

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A railway shunter who dreamed of a garden without concrete or bricks, watered by this dam, Koksoord, Randfontein. 1962 (3_4206), 1962 Carbon Ink on Hahnemuhle 315gsm Image: 45.2 x 29.9 cm

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Children on the border between Fietas and Mayfair, Johannesburg (3_0795), c. 1949 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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A woman in her parlour, Bezuidenhout Valley (2_18181), Nov 1973 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper (Diabonded) 50 x 50cm

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Ploughing, Transkei. 1975 (2_23596), 1975 Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm Image: 30 x 30 cm

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Life-size, life-like bronzes looking and "moving" forward in a Long March to Freedom, on the lawns of the Olievenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein. 18 May 2014 (4_A1207), 2014 Silver gelatin on fibre based paper- dibonded A0

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The village of Nieu Bethesda: the kerkdorp in embryo, Cape. 2 January 1992 (4_7333), 1992 Silver gelatin on fibre based paper - dibonded A0

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Going to work: standing room only now, on the Wolwekraal-Marabastad bus, which is licensed to carry 62 sitting and 29 standing passengers (3_G5132), 1983 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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Marabastad-Waterval route: about 8:30 pm, an hour still to go. (3_G5671), 1984 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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A peasant woman at home, Coffee Bay, Transkei (2_23204), 1975 Carbon Ink on Hanemuhle 315gsm Image: 29.9 x 29.9 cm

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'Happy Days Store', Flagstaff, Transkei. 9 October 1975 (4_2333), 1975 Carbon Ink on Hahnemuhle 315gsm Image: 29.9 x 29.9 cm

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Dr. Verwoerd and the Lantern Restaurant in the voorkamer of Lewies and Katrina Nel, Gamkaskloof, Cape Province (Western Cape), December 1967 (3_D9455), 1967 Carbon Ink on Hahnemuhle 315gsm Image: 45.2 x 30 cm

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The brothers Stappies and Koot Cordier challenge me to a shooting competition. The target was a brown stone on a brown field about 50 metres away. As prize they put up a watermelon and I a couple of cans of beer. Gamkasfloof, Cape Province (Western Cape) (3_D8853), Dec 1967 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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Ephraim Zulu watering his garden, 179 Central Western Jabavu, Soweto (2_11805), September 1972 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper Work: 44 x 43.5 cm

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Fifteen-year old Lawrence Matjee after his assault and detention by the Security Police, Khotso House, de Villiers Street (2_31686), 1985 Gelatin Silver Print 40 x 40cm

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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

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The Thinking Stone, 32 tons of granite sculpted by Willem Boshoff. One of a number of artworks commissioned by the university after some Afrikaner male students were alleged to have urinated into the food of some black workers. This 'sculpture-on-the-campus' project was undertaken in the hope that it would "promote greater respect for cultural differences and would instill a sense of belonging in staff and students". University of the Free State, Bloemfontein. 14 March 2013 (4_A1181), 2013 Silver gelatin on fiber based paper, backed onto dibond approx. 98 x 120 cm

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Dutch Reformed Church inaugurated on 31 July 1966, Op-die-Berg, Koue Bokkeveld. 23 May 1987 (4_5076), 1987 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper - dibonded A0

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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

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Sarie Fink doing her hair; she lived with her aunt, who farmed here at Klein Rivier, Buffelsdift, between Oudtshoorn and Uniondale, Western Cape. 23 November 2004 (4_9528), 2004 Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

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Squatter camp of foreign nationals between the N1 and railway property at Woodstock, Cape Town. 22 August 2006 (4_9926) , 2006

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Going to work: 2:45 a.m. the first bus of the day pulls in at Mathysloop on the Boekenhout-Marabastad route from KwaNdebele to Pretoria (3_5722), 1984 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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Boarding the first bus at Mathysloop. It should reach the terminal at Marabastad in Pretoria two and a half hours later at 5:15 am ( , 1983 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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On the Wolwekraal- Marabastad route the first passenger of the morning has his ticket clipped by the driver at about 2:50 am (3_G5159), 1983 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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5:52 a.m. Going to work in 2012: Buses from former KwaNdebele homeland stream down the road to Pretoria. (DSC_5955), 2012 Digital print in pigment inks on 100% cotton rag 59.5 x 42 cm

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Waiting for the trading store to open, Transkei. 1975 (2_23803), 1975 Silver gelatin on fibre based paper

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A Transkei family in their shelter, KTC squatter camp. The framework was made of strips of Port Jackson bush. For privacy black plastic sheets were used around the lower part of the shelter. For light, translucent plastic was used on the dome. Cape Town, September 1984 (2_31179), 1984 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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Bootha Plots under snow, Randfontein. August 1962 (3_4690), 1962 Silver gelatin on fibre based paper

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Songs on Christmas Day and a flagon of Tassies, Koksoord, Randfontein (3_6419), 1962 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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Lunch-hour, Pretoria Street, Hillbrow (3_C3269), 1966 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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Lewies Nel in his voorkamer. On the battery-powered turntable Jeremy Taylor was singing 'Ag pleeze Deddy won't you take us to the drive-in'. Gamkaskloof, Cape Province (Western Cape) (3_C8097), 1966 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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Blue asbestos waste on the Owendale Asbestos Mine tailings dump, Near Postmasburg, Northern Cape. 21 December 2002 (4_8736CN), 2002 Digital print in pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper- Diabonded A0

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Remains of households in a children's game called onopopi, and the shells of incomplete houses in a housing scheme that stalled, Kwezinaledi, Lady Grey, Eastern Cape. 5 May 2006 (4_9892), 2006 Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper- Diabonded A0

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Going to work: 3:00 Am early passangers on the Wolwekraal-Marabastad bus (3_G5164), 1983 Silver gelatin photograph

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5:40 am: after arrival at the Marabastad terminal in Pretoria, many of the passengers from the Wolwekraal bus join others to line up for local buses that will take them to work in the suburbs and industrial areas of the city. Some will travel for another hour. (3_G5301), 1983 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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Making a coffin for the body of a neighbour's servant whose family could not afford one, Bootha Plots, Randfontein (3_6508), 1962 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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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

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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

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Walking the 'madam's' dog, Hillbrow, June 1972 (2_9834), 1972 Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper

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Monument to the Cradock Four, who, while travelling from Port Elizabeth to Cradock, were abducted here by Security Policemen, then assaulted, assassinated and their bodies burnt on 27 June 1985. Vulindela Housing Estate, Coega, Port Elizabeth. 21 December 2014 (4_A1265), 2014 Silver gelatin on fibre based paper- dibonded A0

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Self-portrait at Consolidated Main Reef Mines, Roodepoort. (2_2885), May 1967 Silver Gelatin on fibre based paper 48 x 48cm

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A consultation under a maroela tree between the Mohlohlo farming community and their lawyers, Richard Spoor and Steven Goldblatt, to discuss attempts by the Anglo American Corporation to force the community off their land to make room for a platinum mine. Mokopane, Limpopo Province. May-June 2006 (4_9862), 2006 Digital print in pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper- Dibonded A0

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Wolwekraal-Marabastad route: In the hope of sleep, many, after sitting down, cover their faces with cloths or rugs or caps; some try to cushion their heads (3_G5155), 1983 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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Young men at breakfast, Near Coffee Bay, Transkei. (3_G1070 new), 1975 Carbon Ink on Hahnemuhle 315gsm Image: 29.9 x 45.2 cm

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A peasant woman's lamp, Coffee Bay, Transkei (2_23208), 1975 Carbon Ink on Hahnemuhle 315gsm approx. 30 x 40cm

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The crop, Transkei. 1975 (2_23753), 1975 Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm Image: 30 x 30 cm

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Hester Mostert fetching water from the river, Gamkaskloof (Die Hel), Cape Province (Western Cape) (3_C6464/5), 1966 Carbon Ink on Hahnemuhle 315gsm Image: 45.2 x 29.9 cm

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Ouma Hester Mostert, who came from Calitzdorp to Gamkaskloof as a seventeen-year-old bride, sitting at the door of her voorkamer. Gamkaskloof, Cape Province (Western Cape), 1968 (3_D9374), 1968 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper Paper size: 50.5 x 34.8 cm

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Plots for sale, Wheatlands, Randfontein. 1962 (3_3815), 1962 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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Hold-up in Hillbrow, Johannesburg (3_8834), Nov 1963 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper 24 x 17cm

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

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Butchering a coal merchant's horse for its meat after it had been condemned and shot by a municipal inspector, Tladi, Soweto (2_13506), Nov 1972 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper (dibond) Work: 42.5 x 42.5 cm

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Refugees from Zimbabwe and refugees from violent acts of xenophobia on the Witwatersrand, sheltering in the Central Methodist Church, Kerk Street, Johannesburg. 22 March 2009. (4_A00482/4_A0469/ 4_A0482), 2009 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper, backed onto dibond A0 98 x 120cm

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Built in 2013: The Zulu side of a Bridge of Reconciliation between the Voortrekkers and the Zulus at the Nkome or Blood River. This is the Zulu side of the bridge. The Voortrekker side is usually locked for lack of funds to fence it against unpaid entrance to the site. Blood River,KwaZulu Natal, 24 January 2015 (NK3_1667), 2015 Silver gelatin on fibre based paper - dibonded A0

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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

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Sculpture of Susanna Smit, leader of a group of 400 Voortrekker women who in 1843 protested the annexation of Natalia by Britain. Vergezient, KwaZulu Natal. 28 March 2015 (NK3_1702), 2015 Silver gelatin on fibre based paper - dibonded A0

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Monument to the Afrikaans language, inaugurated on 10 October 1975, Paarl. 5 April 1992 (4_7427), 1992 Silver gelatin photograph on fiber-based paper, backed onto dibond A0: 98 x 120cm

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South-east wing of a hostel for Black male workers erected during apartheid as part of a scheme to make Joburg city and suburbs white. Alexandra Township. 1 June 1988 (4_5388), 1988 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper - dibonded A0

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Tailings dump after reclamation, Owendale Asbestos Mine, Northern Cape. 24 December 2007 (4_A0223), 2007 Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper- Diabonded A0

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In commemoration of and protest against farm murders, Rietvlei, on the N1 near Polokwane. 19 June 2004 (4_9281), 2004 Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

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The City, The Firewalker and the aftermath of copper cable theft. Queen Elizabeth bridge, Johannesburg, 29 December 2011 The 11 metre sculpture by William Kentridge and Gerhard Marx depicts one oof the women often seen on Joburg streets carrying a brazier with live coals on her head. She will set iyt up on a city sidewalk where she will roast yellow mielies or sheep's heads for sale to passerby. The scattered paving stones result from an electric cable connecting these lampposts being tired to a rope hitched to the back of a bakkie which then ripped the cable out of the ground for the theft of its copper wire. (4_A0821), 2011 Demonstration print / Exhibition print / Silver gelatin on fibre based paper Approx (A0) 86 x 110cm / Approx 42 x 53cm

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The dethroning of Cecil John Rhodes, after the throwing of human faeces on the statue and the agreement of the University to the demands of students for its removal. The University of Cape Town, 9 April 2015 (NK3_1715-2), 2015 Silver gelatin on fibre based paper A0+

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Pulling out of Pretoria the 7:00 pm bus from Marabastad to Waterval in KwaNdebele (3_G5641), 1983 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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Going home: Marabastad-Waterval route: the most restful time on the bus is on the long run between Pretoria and the turnoff into the resettlement camps (3_G5666), 1984 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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The home of a couple who went to Cape Town to look for work, Engcobo, Transkei. 9 October 1975 (4_2344), 1975 Silver gelatin on fibre based paper Work: 40 x 50 cm

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Piet Swanepoel clears ground for planting on his farm in Gamkaskloof. He left the valley in 1992, the last of the Kloof farmers to do so. Cape Province (Western Cape) (3_C6512), Dec 1966 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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Couple in the library gardens (Early work 17) (3_0479), 1948 Silver gelatin on fibre based paper, backed onto dibond Work: 30 x 45 cm

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The monument at left celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Republic of South Africa. The one at right is to J G Strijdom, militant protagonist of White supremacy and of an Afrikaner republic, who died in 1958. At rear is the headquarters building of Volkskas (‘The People’s Bank’) founded in 1934 to mobilise Afrikaner capital and to break the monopoly of the ‘English’ banks. Pretoria, 25 April 1982. (4_2835), 1982 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper A2

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A coffin from the trading store, Hobeni, Transkei. 1975 (2_22801), 1975 Carbon Ink on Hahnemuhle 315gsm Image: 29.9 x 29.9 cm

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Factories and worker's housing. Substantial inducements were offered to industrialists to set up plants in the Bantustans. Butterworth was at that time one of the more successful of these areas. Butterworth, Transkei. (2_23886), 1975 Carbon Ink on Hahnemuhle 315gsm Image: 29.9 x 29.9 cm

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Man building his house on his own plot of ground, Marselle Township, Kenton-on-sea, Cape. 8 July 1990 (4_6470), 1990 Silver gelatin on fibre based paper - dibonded A0

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Going to work: Wolwekraal-Marabastad bus at 4 am: more than an hour and a half still to go. This bus took on its first passenger at about 2:50 am and will reach its destination in Pretoria at 5:35 am (3_G5208), 1983 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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Old woman at a trading store. She said, "Ndimhle" – I am beautiful. Transkei. 1975 (2_23937), 1975 Carbon Ink on Hahnemuhle 315gsm Image: 29.9 x 29.9 cm

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Woman collecting shellfish near Port St. John's, Transkei, 1975 (3_G1108), 1975 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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Koot Cordier at his front door, Gamkaskloof, Cape Province (Western Cape), 1968 (3_D9386), 1968 Carbon ink print on Hahnemuhle 315gsm Paper: 48 x 33 cm Image: 44.5 x 29.5 cm Frame: 61.5 x 46 cm

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Evening exodus on West Street: Blacks going for trains in Soweto, Whites in their cars to the suburbs, Johannesburg (3_8229), 1964 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper, backed onto dibond Work: 40.5 x 28 cm

David Goldblatt

A woman and her dog, Hillbrow (2_09987), June 1972 Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper, dibond 50 x 50cm

David Goldblatt

An ex-miner who coughed, Transkei (2_23739), 1975 Exhibition print A5

David Goldblatt

House near Phuthaditjhaba. QwaQwa. 1 May 1989 (4_5971), 1989 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

David Goldblatt

Bus stop, Derby Road, Lorentzville, Johannesburg. December 1973 (4_2168), 1973 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper - dibonded A0

David Goldblatt

Thirteen kilometres of this coastline were a White Group Area, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town. 9 January 1986 (4_3958), 1986 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper- dibonded A0

David Goldblatt

From Devil’s Bellows Nek on Old Katberg Pass, Transkei, Eastern Cape, 7 May 2007 (4_A0153), 2007 Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper A0

David Goldblatt

Polo pavilion, Kurland Estate, Plettenburg Bay, Western Cape. 9 October 2004 (4_9485), 2004 Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

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

"Ons vir jou Suid-Afrika" (we are for you you South Africa)" The Heroes' Acre: Military graves at the cemetery with Zamoukuhle township Amersfoort. 20 December 1986 (4_4827), 1986 Silver gelatin on fibre based paper, backed onto dibond A0: 98 x 120cm

David Goldblatt

Women singing, Newtown Squatter Camp, Johannesburg. 1 November 2001 (4_8375), 2001 Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt

Remnant of a wild almond hedge planted in 1660 to prevent livestock from being taken out of the European settlement in South Africa by the indigenous Khoi. Kirstenbosch, Cape Town. 16 May 1993 (4_7667), 1993 Silver gelatin photograph on fiber-based paper-dibonded A0

David Goldblatt

Portlands, Mitchells Plain, Cape Town. 08 February 1989 (4_5795), 1989 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper - dibonded A0

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

Berg-en-Dal Monument. Commemorated are 60 men of the South African Republic Police who died here in a bitter battle against overwhelming British forces in the South African War 1899-1902. The sarcophagus holds their bones. Dalmanutha, Mpumalanga. December 1983 (4_8119), 1983 Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper, backed onto dibond Work: 85 x 68 cm

David Goldblatt

The destruction of District Six under the Group Areas Act, Cape Town, 5 May 1982 (4_2846), 1982 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

David Goldblatt

Members of the Constitutional Assembly on the steps of the Senate House in the parliamentary precinct, shortly after they had unanimously adopted the Constitution of South Africa, Cape Town. 11 October 1996 (4_8043CT), 1996 Pigment inks on 100% rag cotton paper A0: 84 x 119 cm

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

Berg-en-Dal Monument.and Sarcophagus, Dalmanutha, Mpumalanga. 24 June 2005 (4_9624), 2005 Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper- Diabonded A0

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Going home: In the afternoon at Marabstad terminal in Pretoria, commuters start lining up for busses to take them back home to KwaNdebele (3_G5555), 1983 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

David Goldblatt

Going home: Marabastad-Waterval route: for most of the people in this bus, the cycle will start again tomorrow at between 2 and 3 am (3_G5690), 1984 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper 29 x 43.5 cm

David Goldblatt

The Cordiers' voorkamer at Christmas, Gamkaskloof (Die Hel), Cape. 1967 (3_D8862), 1967 Silver gelatin on fibre based paper

David Goldblatt

Koot and Hettie Cordier and their children going to visit their next-door neighbours, the Snymans, Gamkaskloof, (Die Hel) Cape Province (Western Cape) (3_C8250), Dec 1966 Carbon Ink on Hahnemuhle 315gsm Image: 45.2 x 29.9 cm

David Goldblatt

Klonkie with kleinbaas, Bootha Plots, Randfontein (3_6556), Jan 1962 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

David Goldblatt

Arriving family, King George Street, Johannesburg (3_1358), c. 1955 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper F:57 x 43.5cm P:22 x 33cm

David Goldblatt

Anna Lebako, a washerwoman from Soweto carrying the week's laundry to a white suburban family, Harrow Road (3_2629), Jan 1961 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper, backed onto dibond 30 x 45cm

David Goldblatt

Domestic worker on Abel Road, Hillbrow. March 1973 (2_15613), March 1973 Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper approx. 30 x 40cm

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In this 2015 retrospective exhibition, curator Neil Dundas of the Goodman Gallery took the opportunity “to examine how Goldblatt’s life’s work has explored and expressed the values of South Africa and its peoples”. The Pursuit of Values included photographs from Goldblatt’s twin projects, South Africa – The Structure of Things Then and Structures of Dominion and Democracy, as well as a number of images that had not previously been exhibited or published.

For almost seven decades, Goldblatt has been paying fastidious attention to South Africans: their individual stories and collective histories, their homes, their journeys, their workplaces. While he never shied away from the grim realities of apartheid – on the contrary, he captured these on film so that they could become more widely known – Goldblatt also sought and found moments of redemption, sympathy and even humour. Over the last twenty years his camera has been trained on the paradoxes of development and decay, liberty and instability, opportunity and chaos in post-apartheid (or, as some have described it, “neo-apartheid”) South Africa.

The Pursuit of Values was exhibited at at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg from 21 October to 5 December, 2015.

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.