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David Goldblatt (born November 29, 1930 in Randfontein, Gauteng Province) is a South African photographer.

David Goldblatt is the youngest of the three sons of Eli and Olga Goldblatt. His grandparents arrived in South Africa from Lithuania around 1893, having fled the persecution of Jews in the Baltic countries.

Goldblatt began photographing in 1948 and has documented developments in South Africa through the period of Apartheid to the present. He has numerous publications to his name and is held in high esteem, both locally and internationally. His book, South Africa: The Structure of Things Then, published in 1998, offers an in-depth visual analysis of the relationship between South Africa’s structures and the forces that shaped them, from the country’s early colonial beginnings up until 1990. During Apartheid, Goldblatt documented the dreadfully extensive and uncomfortable twice-daily bus trips of black workers who lived in the segregated “homelands” north east of Pretoria in his work The Transported of KwaNdebele. According to Goldblatt, the conditions of South Africa have not changed that much for poor people since Apartheid. He also states, “It will take generations to undo the consequences of Apartheid.” He continues to photographs of the area including the landscape.

His work is held in major museum collections worldwide. A solo exhibition of his work was held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1998. Interest in Goldblatt’s work increased significantly after the eleventh Documenta (Kassel, 2002), as well as a travelling exhibition of 51 years of his work (Barcelona, 2001). At Documenta two projects were shown: black-and white work depicting life in the middle-class white community of Boksburg in the 1970s and '80s, as well as examples of later colour work from the series Johannesburg Intersections. The comprehensive retrospective of his work, which opened in the AXA Gallery in New York in 2001, offered an overview of Goldblatt’s photographic oeuvre from 1948—1999.

Until the end of the 1990s Goldblatt — in what he calls his personal work — rarely photographed in colour. It was only after working on a project involving blue asbestos in north-western Australia, and the resulting disease and death, that his interest in photographing in colour increased. “That’s when I got hooked on doing work in color,” he says. “You can’t make it blue in black and white.” This was coupled with new developments in the field of digital scanning and printing. Only when Goldblatt was able to achieve the same “depth” in his colour work that he had previously achieved in his black-and-white photographs, did he choose to explore this field extensively. The result is a fascinating blend of Goldblatt’s expertise in the field of classic large-format photography combined with the latest techniques offered by high-end scanners and advanced ink-jet papers, producing images redolent of South Africa’s light and land.

Goldblatt cites writers, rather than visual artists, as his major influences. Among these writers are Charles Bosman, Nadine Gordimer, Njabulo Ndebele, Ivan Vladislavic and playwright Barney Simon.

David Goldblatt lives in Johannesburg.

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Total Books: 59
The Games A Global History of the Olympics
2016 - The Games a Global History of the Olympics (Audio CD)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781515958567
ISBN-10: 1515958566
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors
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The Time Traveler's Handbook 18 Experiences from the Eruption of Vesuvius to Woodstock
The Game of Our Lives The English Premier League and the Making of Modern Britain
Futebol Nation The Story of Brazil through Soccer
2014 - Futebol Nation the Story of Brazil Through Soccer (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781568584676
ISBN-10: 1568584679
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors
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The Transported of KwaNdebele
2013 - The Transported of Kwandebele (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783869305868
ISBN-10: 386930586X
Genre: Arts & Photography
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On the Mines
2012 - On the Mines (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783869304915
ISBN-10: 386930491X
Genre: Arts & Photography
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How to Watch the Olympics An Instant Initiation into the Stories Statistics Heroes and Zeroes of Every Sport
The Aesthetics of Architecture Philosophical Investigations into the Art of Building
Aesthetics
2011 - Aesthetics [3rd Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780205017034
ISBN-10: 0205017037
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Soccer Book Revised Edition
2010 - The Soccer Book Revised Edition (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780756668648
ISBN-10: 0756668646
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The Football Book
2009 - The Football Book [Dk] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781405337380
ISBN-10: 1405337389
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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The Soccer Book
2009 - The Soccer Book (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780756650988
ISBN-10: 0756650984
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Some Afrikaners Revisited
2009 - Some Afrikaners Revisited (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781415200254
ISBN-10: 1415200254
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The Ball is Round A Global History of Soccer
2008 - The Ball Is Round a Global History of Soccer (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781594482960
ISBN-10: 1594482969
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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The Ball Is Round
2007 - The Ball Is Round (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780141015828
ISBN-10: 0141015829
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors
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Michelle Sank Becoming
2007 - Michelle Sank Becoming (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781872771670
ISBN-10: 187277167X
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David Goldblatt Photographs
2006 - David Goldblatt Photographs (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788869650154
ISBN-10: 8869650154
Genres: Arts & Photography, History
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Art and Ventriloquism
2005 - Art and Ventriloquism [Critical Voices in Art, Theory and Culture] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415370592
ISBN-10: 0415370590
Genre: Arts & Photography
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David Goldblatt Intersections
2005 - David Goldblatt Intersections (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783791332475
ISBN-10: 3791332473
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Soccer Yearbook 2005-6
2005 - Soccer Yearbook 2005-6 [Soccer Yearbook] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780756609573
ISBN-10: 0756609577
Genres: Reference, Sports & Outdoors
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Soccer Yearbook 2004-5 The Complete Guide to the World Game
2004 - Soccer Yearbook 2004-5 the Complete Guide to the World Game [Soccer Yearbook] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780756604264
ISBN-10: 0756604265
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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1986 - Lifetimes Under Apartheid [First UK Edition] (Hardcover)Hardcover
In Boksburg [The South African Photographic Gallery] (Hardcover)
Neuroscience and Clinical Neurology Review [Arco medical review series] (Other)
Global Football [World Cup Edition] (Paperback)