David Goldblatt b.1930

David Goldblatt
David Goldblatt (born 29 November 1930 in Randfontein, Gauteng Province) is South Africa's most acclaimed photographer. He gained his reputation through photographs that depicted South Africa during the period of apartheid.

He began photographing in 1948 and argues that the conditions of South Africa have not changed that much for poor people: "It will take generations to undo the consequences of Apartheid."

His international reputation was shaped in large part by an important solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1998.

His work is held in major museum collections worldwide.

b. 1930 Randfontein, South Africa.
2014 New Pictures 10: David Goldblatt, Structures of Dominion and Democracy, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
David Goldblatt, Structures of Dominion and Democracy, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France.
2012 On the Mines, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.
2011 Intersection Intersected: The Photography of David Goldblatt, Amhrest Art Museum, Amhrest, Massachusetts.
2010 TJ: Some things old, some things new and some much the same, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.
South African Photographs: David Goldblatt, Jewish Museum, New York, NY.
Kith Kin Khaya, Jewish Museum, Cape Town, South Africa.
2009 Intersections Intersected: The Photography of David Goldblatt, New Museum, New York, NY.
Intersections Intersected, Konsthal, Malmo,Sweden.
In the Time of AIDS, Galeria Elba Benitez, Madrid Spain.
In Boksburg, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa.
Open Eye, Liverpool, England.
2008 Intersections Intersected, Galerie Paul Adriesse, Amsterdam, Holland.
David Goldblatt: Intersections Intersected, Fundacao de Serralves, Porto.
Intersections Intersected, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa.
2007 David Goldblatt: Photographs, Fotomuseum Winterthur; Forma - Centro Internazionale di Fotografia in Milan, Italy.
Intersections, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, Holland.
Intersections, Berkley Art Museum, University of California, USA.
2006 Hasselblad, Hasselblad Centre, Goteborg, Sweden.
David Goldblatt, Recontres d'Arles, France.
Some Afrikaners Revisited, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa.
2005 David Goldblatt, Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany.
Intersections, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa.
Fifty-One Years, A Retrospective, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.
2003 David Goldblatt, Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany.
Modern Art, Oxford, England.
David Goldblatt, Palais de Beaux Arts, Brussels, Germany.
2002 David Goldblatt, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
Fifty-One Years, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Holland.
Fifty-One Years, Centro Cultural de Belem-Fundacao, Lisbon, Spain.
2001 David Goldblatt, AXA Gallery, New York, USA.
1999 David Goldblatt, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
1998 David Goldblatt, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA.
David Goldblatt, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, Holland.
1986 David Goldblatt, Photographer's Gallery, London, England.
1985 David Goldblatt, Side Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.
1983 David Goldblatt, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
1978 David Goldblatt, Market Theatre Galleries, Johannesburg, South Africa.
1977 David Goldblatt, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa.
1975 David Goldblatt, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
1974 David Goldblatt, Photographer's Gallery, London, England.

2015 Edge of Silence, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town.
2014 From Sitting to Selfie, Standard Bank Gallery, South Africa.
Destini/ Storie / Vite, Centro Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spexia, La Spezia, Italy.
Apartheid & After, Huis Marseilles Museum voor Fotografie, Amsterdam.
Ngezinyawo: Migrant Journeys, Wits Art Museum, South Africa.
Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.
Raise and Fall of the Apartheid, Museum Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa.
2013 Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive, Walther Collection, Ulm, Germany.
My Joburg,La Maison Rouge, Paris, France.
La Chambre, Strasbourg, France.
Raise and Fall of the Apartheid, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy.
Raise and Fall of the Apartheid, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany.
2012 The Progress of Love, The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas.
Raise and Fall of the Apartheid, International Centre of Photography, New York.
Everything was Moving, Barbican, London.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art with Ernest Cole and Billy Monk.
Revolutions vs Revolutions, Beirut Art Centre.
Raise and Fall of the Apartheid, International Centre, for Photography, New York.
2011 Figures & Fictions, V&A Museum, London.
Biennale di Venezia, Venezia, Italy.
2010 29th Sao Paolo Biennal, Sao Paolo, Brazil.
The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1838 to Today, Museum of Modern Art, NY.
2008-9 Beyond the Familiar: Photography and the Construction of Community, Williams College, Massachusetts, USA.
2008 Make Art / Stop AIDS, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles.
Home Lands - Land Marks at Haunch of Venison, London, England.
2007 Apartheid: The South African Mirror, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barvcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany.
Africa Remix, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Contemporary Art Photography from South Africa 2007: Reality Check, Museum Bochum, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemitz, Germany; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany; Iziko South African National Gallery, Caper Town, South Africa.
2006 South African Ar,t 1850 to Now, Michael Stevenson, Caper Town, South Africa.
2005 Faces in the Crowd, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England.
2004 History, Memory, Society, with Henri Cartier Bresson and Lee Friedlander, Tate Modern, London, England.
2003 Africa Remix, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany.
2002 Documenta11, Kassel, Germany.
2001 The Short Century, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany.
2000 Rhizomes of Memory: 3 South African Photographers, Henie-Onstad Art Centre, Hovikodden, Norway.
Home, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.
Eye-Africa: African Photography 1840-1998, Revue Noir, Cape Town, South Africa; South African National Gallery, Cape Town South Africa; Castle of Goo Hope, Cape Town South Africa; Sao Paolo Biennale, Sao Paolo, Brazil; Maison Europene de la Photographie, Paris, France; Barbican, London, England; Kennedy Centre, Washington D.C.; Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C., USA.
1998 Blank: Architecture, Apartheid and After, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany; Museum Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa.
1996 In / Sight, African Photographers, 1940 to the Present, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY.
1995 Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa.
1986 South Africa: The Cordoned Heart, International Centre of Photography, New York, NY.

2013 Infinity Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Centre for Photography, New York, NY.
2011 Honorary Doctorate, San Francisco Art Institute.
Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Award (with Ivan Vladislavic.
2010 Lucie Award Lifetime Achievement Honoree
2009 Henri Cartier-Bresson Award, France.
Lifetime Achievement Award, Arts and Culture Trust.
2008 Honorary Doctorate of Literature, University of Witwatersrand.
2006 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography.
2004 Particulars, Arles Best Book of the Year.
2001 Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, University of Cape Town.
1999 Camera Austria Prize.

South Africa:
South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
Durban Art Gallery.
Johannesburg Art Gallery.
University of South Africa.
University of Witwatersrand.
University of Cape Town.
Biblioteque Nationale, Paris.
Museum of Modern Art, New York.
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
The French National Art Collection.
The Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Huis Marseilles, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland.
Hasselblad Collection, Sweden.
Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Art Collection Deutsche Borse, Frankfurt, Germany.
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA.
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria.
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA.
National Gallery of Canada.
The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA.
The Tate Modern, London, England.


2014 Goldblatt, David, Particulars, Gottingen: Steidl Verlag, 2014.
Goldblatt, David, Michael Stevenson, and Mark Booth, Regarding Intersections, Gottingen: Steidl Verlag, 2014.
2013 Goldblatt, David, The Transported of Kwandebele: a South African Odyssey, Gottingen: Steidl, 2013.
2012 Goldblatt, David, Nadine Gordimes, On the Mines, Gottingen, Germany: Steidl, 2012.
2010 Goldblatt, David, Ivan Vladislavic, TJ: Johannesburg Photographs 1948-2010, Roma: Contrasto, 2010.
Goldblatt, David, Jeffrey Ladd, Joanna Lehan, In Boksburg, New York: Errata Editions, 2010.
Goldblatt, David, Kith, Kin & Khaya: South African Photographs, Johannesburg: Goodman Gallery, 2010.
2008 Goldblatt, David, Ulrich Loock, Ivor Powell, Intersections Intersected, Porto, Portugal: Civilizacao Editoria Fundacao Serralves, 2008.
2007 Goldblatt, David, Antjie Krog, Ivor Powell, Some Afrikaners Revisited, Roggebaai, South Africa:Umuzi, 2007.
2006 Goldblatt, David, Goldblatt, David: Photographs, Roma: Contrasto, 2006.
Goldblatt, David, Goldblatt, David: Hasselblad Award 2006, Goteborg, Sweden and Ostfildern, Germany: Hasselblad Center Hatje Cantz 2006.
2005 Goldblatt, David, Mark Booth, Christoph Bruggemann, Goldblatt, David: South African Intersections, Munich, Germany, New York: Prestel, 2005.
2003 Goldblatt, David, Particulars, Johannesburg, Goodman Gallery Editions, 2003.
2001 Goldblatt, David, J.M. Coetzee, Fifty-One Years, Goldblatt, David, Barcelona: Musu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona Distribution, ACTAR, 2001.
1998 Goldblatt, David, South Africa: the Structure of Things Then, Cape Town Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.
1989 Goldblatt, David, Brenda Goldblatt, Phillip Niekerk, The Transported of Kwandebele: a South African Odyssey, New York, NY, Durham, NC: Aperture Centre for Documentary Studies, Duke University, 1989.
1986 Gordimer, Nadine, Goldblatt, David, Lifetimes Under Apartheid, New York: Knopf Distributed by Random House, 1986.
1982 Goldblatt, David, In Boksburg, Cape Town: Gallery Press, 1982.
1981 Goldblatt, David, Margaret Clarke, John Kench, Cape Dutch Homesteads, Cape Town: C. Struik, 1981.
1975 Goldblatt, David, Some Afrikaners Photographerd, Cape Town: M. Crawford Distributed by C. Struik, 1975.
1973 Goldblatt, David, Nadine Gordimer, On the Mines, Cape Town: C. Struik, 1973.

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