A tribute to David Goldblatt
The Durban Art Gallery is honouring the late international documentary photographer David Goldblatt through an exhibition.
This exhibition is a collection of art work by five established photographers Mauro Vombe, Jabulani Dhlamini, the late Pierre Crocquet, Alexia Webster including David Goldblattcalled ‘Five Photographers’.
John Fleetwood, curator for the exhibition said that the idea of the showcasing came after the French Ambassador to South Africa wanted to celebrate David for his work in Paris in his home country, South Africa.
“David has been documenting for almost six decades and his work was really very much with what he considered SouthAfrica to be. His work was looking at the structures of Apartheid that influenced the way people live,” said Fleetwood.
The late international photographer, David Goldblatt was born and raised in Gauteng. In 1963, he made a career out of photography and has won awards and recognition from numerous countries.
Photographer Jabulani Dhlamini shared his memory of how he met David Goldblatt and how he prompted him as a photographer.
“We were given an assignment to look for a photographer that speaks to you through pictures and mine was David Goldblatt, He became my mentor before I met him in 2010. Being part of this exhibition in his tribute, means a lot to me personally” said Dhlamini.
Visitors, guests and students attended the exhibition and recognised the role Goldblatt played in emerging photographers.
The ”Five Photographers: A tribute to David Goldblatt” will continue throughout August at the Durban Art Gallery and entrance is free to public.