David Goldblatt

7 February - 12 March 2005
The renowned photographer David Goldblatt exhibited new colour photographs, part of his ongoing exploration of the intersections between people, values and land in post-apartheid South Africa, at Michael Stevenson in February/March 2005, coinciding with the Cape Town Month of Photography.

Previous works from the Intersections series were exhibited at Michael Stevenson in October 2003 - click here to view.
Goldblatt's Intersections series was published by Prestel in 2005 - see our books page for details.

The images are divided here into four sections. To view each body of work click on the titles below.


In the time of Aids


'Municipal People'

A major body of images focuses on the stark landscapes of the Northern Cape, while related works look at the appearance of public and private memorials within the landscape, as well as South African towns in the time of Aids. Another part of this body of work consists of a new series of portraits: 'municipal people' - mayors, councillors, managers and other employees who are responsible for the new dispensation of local government in South African towns.

Born in Randfontein in 1930, Goldblatt has been documenting the changing political landscape of South Africa for more than five decades. His retrospective exhibition, David Goldblatt Fifty-One Years, has been seen in New York, Barcelona, Rotterdam, Lisbon, Oxford, Brussels, Munich and Johannesburg. His photographic essay South Africa the Structure of Things Then was shown at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1998; and excerpts from his series of colour photographs of Johannesburg were exhibited at Documenta11 in Germany in 2002.

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