From the publisher:
“After ‘ ’, ‘ ’ is the second of David Goldblatt’s books re-designed and expanded by the artist for Steidl Publishers. Dating originally from 1989, it talks about the workers of an apartheid tribal homeland for blacks, KwaNdebele, which has no industry, very few opportunities for jobs, and is a long way from the nearest industrial- commercial activity of white-controlled Pretoria.
"Goldblatt takes us on their bone-jarring journeys through the night, which is a metaphor for their arduous struggle toward freedom itself. In photographs devoid of sentimentality and artifice, the grim determination of these people to survive and overcome emerges in almost heroic terms.”
25 x 35 cm | 80 pages | hardcover
One of South Africa’s most important documentary photographers, David Goldblatt (1930 - 2018) spent his career highlighting the fraught political climate of South Africa and its effects on the country’s landscape and people.