David Goldblatt, Shop assistant, Orlando West, 1972, platinum print, image, 14 1/2 x 14 1/2", paper, 29 3/8 x 22 3/8" © David Goldblatt David Goldblatt David Goldblatt © Mikhael Subotzky Detailsb. 1930, Randfontein, South Africa d. 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa David Goldblatt chronicled the structures, people and landscapes of South Africa from 1948 until his death in June 2018.Well known for his photography which explored both public and private life in South Africa, Goldblatt created a body of powerful images which depicted life during the time of Apartheid. Goldblatt also extensively photographed colonial era monuments and buildings with the idea that the architecture reveals something about the people who built them.In 1989, Goldblatt founded the Market Photography Workshop in Johannesburg to provide further education in visual literacy to disadvantaged students during the apartheid regime. In 1998 he was the first South African to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and in 2016, he was awarded the Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres by the Ministry of Culture of France. David Goldblatt, Speculative development by a property developer in putatively 'authentic Cape Dutch' style, Agatha, Tzaneen, Transvaal (From South Africa: The Structure of Things Then), 1989, gelatin silver print, image, 15 5/8 x 19 3/4", paper, 17 1/4 x 21 3/4" © David Goldblatt David Goldblatt, Sleeping Man, Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 1975, gelatin silver hand print, image, 14 1/8 x 14 1/8" © David Goldblatt David Goldblatt, Sylvia Gibbert in her apartment, Melrose, 1974, gelatin silver print, image, 15 3/4 x 15 5/8", paper, 18 3/4 x 18 3/4" © David Goldblatt David Goldblatt, Travelers from KwaNdebele buying weekly season tickets at the PUTCO bus depot in Marabastad, Pretoria, 1984, gelatin silver hand print, image, 7 5/8 x 11 3/8", paper, 11 7/8 x 15 7/8" © David Goldblatt Journal View All News Expanding Our Photography Program Jan 22, 2020 One-Artist Exhibitions Group Exhibitions Public Collections Books and Catalogues Close David GoldblattOne-Artist Exhibitions David Goldblatt One-Artist Exhibitions DatesBorn 1930, Randfontein, South AfricaDied 2018, Johannesburg, South AfricaEducationYear Unknown, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Degree in Commerce2001, Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, University of Cape Town, South Africa2011, Honorary Doctorate, San Fransisco Art Institute2018David Goldblatt: Photographs 1948—2018, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, 19 October 2018—3 March 2019.David Goldblatt, Librairie Marian Goodman, Paris, February 22—March 17, 2018.David Goldblatt: Structures de domination et de démocratie, Centre Pompidou, Paris, February 21—May 7, 2018. (Catalogue)2016David Goldblatt: The Transported of KwaNdebele: A South African Odyssey, 1983-1984 | Ex-Offenders at the Scene of Crime, 2012-2015, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, September 14—October 29, 2016.2015David Goldblatt, The Pursuit of Values Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, October 20—December 5, 2015.David Goldblatt: Structures of Dominion and Democracy, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 2015.2014David Goldblatt: Structures of Dominion and Democracy, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, September 6—October 18, 2014.New Pictures 10: David Goldblatt, Structures of Dominion and Democracy, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, August 21, 2014—February 10, 2015.2012David Goldblatt / On the Mines, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, October 25—December 21, 2012.Ex Offenders: David Goldblatt, Galeria Elba Benitez, Madrid, September 20—November 1, 2012.2011Intersections Intersected: The Photography of David Goldblatt, Amherst Art Museum, Massachusetts, February 3—May 1, 2011.2010David Goldblatt / TJ: Some things old, some things new and some much the same, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, October 7—November 6, 2010.Kith, Kin and Khaya: South African Photographs by David Goldblatt, Jewish Museum, New York, May 2—September 19, 2010; Traveled to: South Africa Jewish Museum, Cape Town, South Africa, October 31, 2010—February 11, 2011. (Catalogue)2009Intersections Intersected: The Photography of David Goldblatt, New Museum, New York, July 15—October 11, 2009.David Goldblatt: Intersections Intersected, Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden, February 14—May 10, 2009.David Goldblatt: In the Time of Aids, Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid, April—May 2009.David Goldblatt: In Boksburg, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa, February 26—April 9, 2009.2008David Goldblatt: Intersections Intersected, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, December 12, 2008—February 28, 2009.Intersections Intersected: David Goldblatt, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, October 25—December 6, 2008.David Goldblatt: Intersections Intersected, Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal, July 26—October 12, 2008. (Catalogue)David Goldblatt: Intersections Intersected, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, January 16—March 1, 2008.2007David Goldblatt: Intersections, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, March 10—May 27, 2007. Traveled to: Berkeley Art Museum, June 8—August 26, 2007.2006David Goldblatt, Rencontres internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France, 2006. Traveled to: as David Goldblatt. Fotografie, Forma Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan, June—August 2007; as David Goldblatt: South African Photographs 1952—2006, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, March 3—May 20, 2007. (Catalogue)David Goldblatt: Hasselblad Award Winner 2006, Hasselblad Center, Goteborg, Sweden, November 25, 2006—January 21, 2007.David Goldblatt: Some Afrikaners Revisited, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa, October 24—November 25, 2006.2005David Goldblatt: Intersections, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany, June 17—August 21, 2005.David Goldblatt: Intersections, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa, February 7—March 12, 2005.2003David Goldblatt, Lenbachhaus, Munich, 2003.2002David Goldblatt: Fifty-One Years, A Retrospective, AXA Gallery, New York, August 2001. Traveled to: Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, February 8—April 14, 2002; Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June 30—September 1, 2002; Centro Cultural de Belem-Fundacao, Lisbon, Portugal, October 2002—January 2003; The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, United Kingdom, Spring 2003; Palais de Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium, April 18—June 15, 2003; The Museum Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2003; South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, 2004. (Catalogue)1999David Goldblatt, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, 1999.1998David Goldblatt, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, 1998.David Goldblatt: Photographs from South Africa, Museum of Modern Art, New York, July 16—October 6, 1998.1986David Goldblatt, Photographers’ Gallery, London, 1986. (Brochure)1985David Goldblatt, Side Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom, 1985.1983David Goldblatt, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, 1983.1978David Goldblatt, Market Theatre Galleries, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1978.1977David Goldblatt, Durban Art Gallery, South Africa, 1977.1975David Goldblatt, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1975.1974David Goldblatt, Photographers’ Gallery, London, 1974. David GoldblattGroup Exhibitions David Goldblatt Group Exhibitions 2018Narrative Means/2018, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, June 2—July 14, 2018.SITUATIONS #121-#128/ Cluster: Follower, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland, April 17—July 1, 2018.The Director’s Choice, Albertina, Wien, Austria, March 7—June 10, 2018.2017Art/Afrique, Le nouvel atelier, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, 2017.Resident Alien: The Marin Karmitz Collection, La Maison Rouge, Paris, October 15, 2017—January 21, 2018.The Silences Between, Goodman Gallery Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 2017.Speech, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, 2017.Terre di Uomini, Fondazione Fotografia – Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Modena, Italy, 2017.10 Years Old: Decennial Exhibition of the Fondazione, Fotografia Modena, Foro Boario, Modena, Italy, 2017.Work & Leisure, Deutsche Bӧrse Photography Foundation, Eschborn, Germany, 2017.2016New Revolutions: 50 Years of Shaping Contemporary Art, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2016.Shifting Views: People & Politics in Contemporary African Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, 2016.2015After Eden: The Walther Collection, La Maison Rouge, Paris, 2015.Not Yet: On the Reinvention of Documentary and the Critique of Modernism, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2015.Take One: Contemporary Photographs, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2015.Traces of Disorder: Art Collection Deutsche Bӧrse, Deutsche Bӧrse Group, Eschborn, Germany, 2015.2014Apartheid & After, Huis Marseilles Museum voor Fotografie, Amsterdam, 2014.Destini/Storie/Vite, Centro Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia, Italy, 2014.From Sitting to Selfie, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2014.How Far How Near, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2014.Ngezinyawo: Migrant Journeys, Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2014.Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,San Francisco, 2014.2013Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive, Walther Collection, Ulm, Germany， 2013.Jodi Bieber / David Goldblatt / Mikhael Subotzky, La Chambre, Strasbourg, France, 2013.My Joburg, La Maison Rouge, Paris, 2013.Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life, Internatioanl Center of Photography, New York, September 14, 2012—January 6, 2013. Traveled to: Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, February 15—May 26, 2013; Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy; Museum Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, February 13, 2014—April 30, 2015. (Catalogue)2012Everything was Moving, Barbican, London, 2012.The Progress of Love, The Menil Collection, Houston, 2012.Revolutions vs Revolutions, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon, 2012.South Africa in Apartheid and After: David Goldblatt, Ernest Cole, Billy Monk, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, 2012.2011Figures & Fictions, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2011.54th Venice Biennale: ILLUMINations, The Giardini, Venice, June 4–November 27, 2011. (Catalogue)201029th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, September 25—December 12, 2010.The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2010.2008Home Lands – Land Marks, Haunch of Venison, London, May 31—July 5, 2008. (Catalogue)Make Art/Stop AIDS, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, February 23—June 15, 2008.2007Africa Remix, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2007.Apartheid: The South African Mirror, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcelona, 2007.Contemporary Art Photography from South Africa 2007: Reality Check, Museum Bochum, Bochum, Germany, 2007. Traveled to: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany; Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany, 2007.South African Art Now, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa, 2007.2006South African art 1850 to Now, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa, 2006.2005Faces in the Crowd, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2005.2004History/Memory/Society, Tate Modern, London, 2004.2003Africa Remix, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2003.2002Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany, 2002.2001The Short Century, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany, February 15—April 22, 2001. (Catalogue)2000Home, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, 2000.Rhizomes of Memory: 3 South-African Photographers, Henie-Onstad Art Center, Høvikodden, Norway, 2000.1998Eye-Africa: African Photography 1840—1998, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, December 19, 1998—February 27, 1999. Traveled to: Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa, 1999; Sao Paolo Biennial, 1999; Maison Europene de la Photographie, Paris, 1999; Barbican, London, 1999—2000; Kennedy Centre, Washington D.C, 2000; Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C., 2000. (Catalogue)Blank: Architecture, Apartheid and After, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands, December 16, 1998—March 30, 1999. Traveled to: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 1999—2000; Museum Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2000. (Catalogue)1996In/Sight, African Photographers, 1940 to the Present, Guggenheim Museum, New York, May 24—September 22, 1996. (Catalogue)1995Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1995.1986South Africa: The Cordoned Heart, International Center of Photography, New York, May 9—June 22, 1986. David GoldblattPublic Collections David Goldblatt Public Collections Art Collection Deutsche Borse, Frankfurt, GermanyDurban Art Gallery, Durban, South AfricaFotomuseum, Winterthur, SwitzerlandHasselblad Collection, Göteborg, SwedenHuis Marseilles, AmsterdamInternational: Bibliotheque Nationale, ParisJohannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South AfricaMuseum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, GermanyMuseum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, ViennaMuseum of Contemporary Art, San DiegoMuseum of Modern Art, New YorkMuseum of Modern Art, San FranciscoNational Gallery of Canada, OttawaNational Gallery of Victoria, MelbourneNational Foundation for Contemporary Art, ParisSouth African National Gallery, Cape Town, South AfricaStedelijk Museum, AmsterdamThe Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, AustraliaThe Getty Museum, Los AngelesThe Tate Modern, LondonUniversity of Cape Town, Cape Town, South AfricaUniversity of South Africa, Pretoria, South AfricaUniversity of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South AfricaVictoria and Albert Museum, London David GoldblattBooks and Catalogues David Goldblatt Bibliography: Books 2019David Goldblatt: Ex Offenders at the Scene of Crime. Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2019.Goldblatt, David, Ivor Powell and Antjie Krog. Some Afrikaners Photographed. Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2019.Goldblatt, David. The Last Interview. Interview with Alexandra Dodd and edited by Brenda Goldblatt. Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2019.2018David Goldblatt: Structures de domination et de démocratie (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Serge Lasvignes, Bernard Blistène, David Goldblatt, Ivor Powell, Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska. Paris and Göttingen: Centre Pompidou; Steidl, 2018.2015Goldblatt, David, Jeffrey Ladd, and Joanna Lehan. In Boksburg. Göttingen: Steidl, 2014.2014David Goldblatt: Particulars. Göttingen: Steidl, 2014.David Goldblatt – Regarding Intersections. Göttingen: Steidl, 2014.David Goldblatt. Interview with Baptiste Lignel. Paris: Photographers’ References, 2014.2013Goldblatt, David, Brenda Goldblatt and Phillip Van Niekerk. The Transported of KwaNdebele: A South African Odyssey. Göttingen: Steidl, 2013.2012Goldblatt, David and Nadine Gordimer. On the Mines. Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2012.2010Goldblatt, David and Ivan Vladislavić. TJ: Johannesburg photographs 1948-2010. Cape Town, South Africa: Umuzi, 2010.Goldblatt, David and Ivan Vladislavić. TJ: Johannesburg photographs 1948-2010. Roma: Contrasto, 2010.Goldblatt, David, Jeffrey Ladd, and Joanna Lehan. In Boksburg. New York: Errata Editions, 2010.Goldblatt, David. Kith, Kin and Khaya: South African Photographs (exhibition catalogue). Johannesburg: Goodman Gallery, 2010.2008Goldblatt, David, Ulrich Loock, and Ivor Powell. Intersections intersected (exhibition catalogue). Porto, Portugal: Civilização Editoria Fundação Serralves, 2008.2007Goldblatt, David, Antjie Krog, and Ivor Powell. Some Afrikaners Revisited. Roggebaai, South Africa: Umuzi, 2007.2006David Goldblatt: Photographs (exhibition catalogue). Text by Martin Parr. Roma: Contrasto, 2006.David Goldblatt: Hasselblad Award 2006. Texts by Gunilla Knape and Michael Godby. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2006.2005Goldblatt, David, Mark Booth, and Christoph Brüggemann. David Goldblatt: South African intersections. Interview with Mark Haworth-Booth. Texts by Christoph Danelzik-Brüggemann and Michael Stevenson. Munich, London and New York: Prestel, 2005.2003Goldblatt, David. Particulars. Cape Town, South Africa and Johannesburg: Michael Stevenson; Goodman Gallery Editions, 2003.2001David Goldblatt: Fifty-One Years, A Retrospective (exhibition catalogue). Text by J. M. Coetzee. Barcelona: Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 2001.1995Witness: Photoworks from the Collection. Liverpool, England: Tate Gallery, 1995.1989Goldblatt, David, Brenda Goldblatt and Phillip Van Niekerk. The Transported of KwaNdebele: A South African Odyssey. New York and Durham, North Carolina: Aperture; Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, 1989.1986Gordimer, Nadine, and David Goldblatt. Lifetimes under Apartheid. New York: Knopf Distributed by Random House, 1986.1982Goldblatt, David. In Boksburg. Cape Town, South Africa: Gallery Press, 1982.1981Goldblatt, David, Margaret Clarke, and John Kench. Cape Dutch Homesteads. Cape Town: C. Struik, 1984.1975Goldblatt, David. Some Afrikaners Photographed. Cape Town, South Africa: Murray Crawford, 1975.1973Goldblatt, David and Nadine Gordimer. On the Mines. Cape Town, South Africa: C. Struik, 1973.