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Considered the greatest photographer of our time, David Goldblatt South African artist began photographing in 1948 documenting the country's developments from the apartheid period to the present day.
Internationally recognized, David Goldblatt's photographs are deeply rooted in the reality of South Africa, until the abolition of the regime. The son of Lithuanian Jews, refugees in South Africa to escape religious persecution, Goldblatt uses his camera to document the real horrors and injustices of apartheid, resulting in photographs that reveal a complex portrait of the implications and banalities of everyday life in a society. divided.
Interest in this author has increased significantly after the 11th “Documenta” in 2002 in Kassel, Germany as well as the 51-year exhibition of his work in Barcelona.
David Goldblatt is for many the greatest photographer of our time, not only in terms of longevity (58 years of career) but also because he crossed the different stages of photography, from the transition to color, digital printing and large format.
This catalog reflects in 111 images several years of history in a selection of photographs entitled Intersected Intersections. Winner in 2009 of the Henri Cartier-Bresson prize and also of the Hasselblad Photography prize, David Goldblatt is an unavoidable reference in the world of photography.
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