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David Goldblatt: Johannesburg, 1948–2018

Goodman Gallery / London / Art

“I was drawn not to the events of the time,” explains the late photographer David Goldblatt, “but to the quiet and commonplace where nothing ‘happened’ and yet all was contained and imminent.” Goldblatt was referring to the 50 years he spent exploring his home country, traipsing around Johannesburg with a camera strung around his neck. His photographs have a lot to say about the racism that permeated South African society, yet that wasn’t his primary goal. “I’m pegging. I’m walking around the city,” he said. “I’m learning the city, and trying to take photographs.” In this exhibition, photographs from Goldblatt’s most expansive project, “Structures of Dominion and Democracy,” are on view. —E.C.

Goodman Gallery 26 Cork St, Mayfair, London W1S 3ND, United Kingdom
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