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PICTURE THEORY

PICTURE THEORY

Exhibition: An interaction with the work of David Goldblatt.

For more than 6 decades, David Goldblatt (1930 – 2018) photographed the complexities of daily life in South African life under the apartheid regime

David Goldblatt, A pensioner with the child of a servant, Wheatlands Plots, Randfontein, Transvaal (1962)
Print photographed in the A4 Archive

“I suppose photography has been for me a vehicle, a justification, a reason or a license for doing things that were impermissible or not easy in our society. Without a camera I didn’t have a good reason for going to Soweto in 1970 or 1972 and spending months there. But with a camera I was for the first time able to expand my experience of other peoples lives in South Africa.”  David Goldblatt, interview in Goldblatt (2017) directed by Daniel Zimbler

David Goldblatt, Before the Fight: amateur boxing at the town hall (1980)
Print photographed in the A4 Archive

“I wasn’t on the scene at the riots and the focal points of political life and I gradually realized that events themselves were for me much less interesting than the conditions that lead to events. I was looking obliquely at things.’ David Goldblatt, interview in Goldblatt (2017) directed by Daniel Zimbler

David Goldblatt, Picnic at Hartebeespoort Dam on New Year’s Day, Transvaal (1965)
Print photographed in the A4 Archive

A4 Arts Foundation
23 Buitenkant Street, District 6

Exhibition and Reading Room Tuesday – 

Friday 10:00-17:30 , Saturdays 10:00 – 14:00

 

Goldblatt – a documentary directed by Daniel Zimbler 

Tue.-Fri. 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:30, 15:00 , Sat.: 10:00, 11:30

Running time: 80 min.

www.goldblattfilm.com

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