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Drew Sawyer's Five Favorite Works from Frieze New York Viewing Room 2023

The Brooklyn Museum Curator of Photography selects works by Farah Al Qasimi, Maia Ruth Lee, David Goldblatt, Carlos Villa and Jack Whitten

David Goldblatt had a talent for turning our attention to often overlooked details of daily life that exposed the hardship and oppression of people living under Apartheid in South Africa. Yet, he rarely did this in exploitative and sensationalist ways, as seen in this photograph of a balcony connected to servants quarters in modernist apartment building in Johannesburg. Here, he focuses on the relationship between architecture, place, and power.

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