'DAVID GOLDBLATT, the last interview' (2019)
'DAVID GOLDBLATT, the last interview' (2019)
'DAVID GOLDBLATT, the last interview' (2019)
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'DAVID GOLDBLATT, the last interview' (2019)

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"Accompanied by some of his lesser-known photographs, this distilled dialogue is drawn directly from the recordings of a roving conversation with David Goldblatt three months before his death in June 2018. Goldblatt was born in Randfontein – a mining town on the Witwatersrand gold reef – in 1930, the grandson of Lithuanian-Jewish migrants who settled in South Africa after escaping persecution in Europe. After the death of his father in 1962, Goldblatt sold the family clothing business to become a full-time photographer. Describing himself as 'a self-appointed observer and critic of the society into which I was born,' he photographed the people, landscapes and structures of South Africa under apartheid and its persistent aftermath.

In David Goldblatt: The Last Interview, a candid conversation with writer Alexandra Dodd, Goldblatt shares his views about land and landscape, the dangerous lure of repetition in portrait photography, Johannesburg, the solipsism of life as a photographer, staying sharp, his visceral intolerance of censorship, his abiding interest in structures and his observation of instances of dominion under democracy, among other key themes."

 

23.7 x 17.7 cm | 144 pages | hardcover