David Goldblatt

In Boksburg , re-edit

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"'In Boksburg' was published in 1982 as one of the earlier photobooks made in South Africa. David Goldblatt, himself from a white background and a critical observer of the dynamics inherent in the racist set-up of his native country, had become interested in capturing the “wholly uneventful flow of commonplace, orderly life” of the white population around him. Boksburg, a legally white-only town on the eastern periphery of Johannesburg which was heavily dependent on black labor, seemed to fit best his purposes, and between 1979 and 1980 he recorded everyday scenes in the streets, shops, clubs, churches, the municipality, homes, gardens and cemetery, choosing a fly-on-the-wall approach. Despite its nuanced complexity, the essay was rejected by Optima magazine which had commissioned it.
Several photographs have been added to this Steidl edition, and it contains a new essay by Sean O’Toole, providing keen insight into the history of the book and the story behind the photographs and their subjects." (publisher's note)

"Der Band 'In Boksburg' erschien 1982 als eine früher Fotobücher Südafrikas. Für diese Ausgabe wurden mehrere Fotos hinzugefügt ; zusätzlich enthält es einen neuen Essay von Sean O'Toole, der einen scharfen Einblick in die Geschichte des Buches bietet sowie die Geschichte hinter den Fotos und ihre Themen." (publisher's note)

Über den Fotografen (*1930 in Randfontein, Südafrika):
David Goldblatt lebt in Johannesburg; er ist seit 1962 Berufsfotograf mit Auftragsarbeiten für Werbung und Zeitschriften. Freie Projekte zu gesellschaftlichen Problemen Südafrikas und zur Apartheid. 2002 Teilnahme an der 'Documenta11'.
2006 erhielt er den Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography.