David Goldblatt

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David Goldblatt (29 November 1930 – 25 June 2018) was a South African photographer.


  • I often wished during those years that I could be a lyricist with a camera. [...] I took great delight in [Edward Weston's] and many other photographers’ work. I envied them the freedom to photograph a landscape apparently without concern for the implications of its possession.
  • ...photographers shouldn’t confuse their response to the politics of the country with their role as photographers.
  • During those years color seemed too sweet a medium to express the anger, disgust and fear that apartheid inspired, ...

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