A fantastic and timely exhibition of photography is now on view at the Jewish Museum of New York. David Goldblatt, one of South Africa’s most highly regarded photographers is presented through 150 black and white images. Each explores the infiltration of apartheid into all aspects of everyday life.
South African Photographs: David Goldblatt runs through September 19, 2010.
From the Jewish Museum –
With the World Cup being held in South Africa, it is a good time to examine the work of South Africa’s most distinguished photographer, David Goldblatt. The Jewish Museum currently offers visitors an opportunity to see 150 black-and-white silver gelatin prints taken between 1948 and 2009 in South African Photographs: David Goldblatt. The photographs on display focus on South Africa’s human landscape in the apartheid and post-apartheid eras and are accompanied by Goldblatt’s own written commentary. Growing up in segregated South Africa, he witnessed the deep humiliation and discrimination suffered by blacks and experienced anti-Semitism personally.
Above is David Goldblatt, Three women at 39 Soper Road, Berea, Johannesburg, May 1972, silver gelatin print on fiber-pressed paper. Courtesy of David Goldblatt and the Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.
More images from the exhibition after the jump.