CV David Goldblatt

David Goldblatt was born in 1930 in South Africa and since the 1960s he has devoted all of his time to photography. In 1989, Goldblatt founded the Market Photography Workshop in Johannesburg. In 1998 he was the first South African to be given a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2001, a retrospective of his work, David Goldblatt Fifty-One Years began a tour of galleries and museums. He was one of the few South African artists to exhibit at Documenta 11 (2002) and Documenta 12 (2007) in Kassel, Germany. He has held solo exhibitions at the Jewish Museum and the New Museum, both in New York. His work was included in the exhibition ILLUMInations at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011, and has featured on shows at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Barbican Centre in London. He has published several books of his work. He is the recipient of the 2006 Hasselblad award, the 2009 Henri Cartier-Bresson Award, and the 2013 ICP Infinity Award.

Solo Exhibitions

2014 New Pictures 10: David Goldblatt, Structures of Dominion and Democracy, Perlman Gallery, Minneapolis
2014 Structures of Dominion and Democracy, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris
2012 On the Mines , Goodman Gallery Johannesburg, South Africa
2011 Intersections Intersected: The Photography of David Goldblatt , Amherst Art Museum, Massachusetts
2010 TJ: Some things old, some things new and some much the same, Joburg photographs by David
Goldblatt , Goodman Gallery Johannesburg, South Africa.
2010 South African Photographs: David Goldblatt Jewish Museum, New York, USA
2010 Kith Kin Khaya , Jewish Museum, Cape Town
2009 Intersections Intersected: The Photography of David Goldblatt , New Museum,New York, USA
2009 _Intersections Intersected _ , Konsthal, Malmö, Sweden, 2009
2009 In the Time of Aids , Elba Benitez
2009 David Goldblatt , Michael Stevenson, In Boksburg
2009 Open Eye , Liverpool, England
2008 Galerie Paul Andriesse , Amsterdam, Holland
2008 Intersections Intersected , Fundacao de Serralves, Porto, Portugal
2008 Intersections Intersected , Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa
2007 David Goldblatt: Photographs , Fotomuseum Winterthur; Forma – Centro Internazionale di Fotografia in
Milan, Milan, Italy
2007 Intersections , Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, Holland; Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, USA
2006 Hasselblad , Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, Sweden
2006 David Goldblatt , Rencontres d’Arles, France
2006 Some Afrikaners Revisited , Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
2005 David Goldblatt , Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany
2005 Intersections , Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa
2005 Fifty-One Years, A Retrospective , Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg
2003 David Goldblatt , Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
2003 Modern Art , Oxford, England
2003 David Goldblatt , Palais de Beaux Arts, Brussels, Germany
2002 David Goldblatt , Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
2002 Fifty-One Years , Witte de With, Rotterdam, Holland
2002 Fifty-One Years , Centro Cultural de Belem-Fundacao, Lisbon, Spain
2001 David Goldblatt , AXA Gallery, New York, USA
1999 David Goldblatt , South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
1998 David Goldblatt , Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
1998 David Goldblatt , Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, Holland
1986 David Goldblatt , Photographers’ Gallery, London, England
1985 David Goldblatt , Side Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
1983 David Goldblatt , South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
1978 David Goldblatt , Various exhibitions since 1978 at the Market Theatre Galleries, Johannesburg, South
1977 David Goldblatt , Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa
1975 David Goldblatt , National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
1974 David Goldblatt , Photographers’ Gallery, London, England

Awards and Merits

2013 Infinity Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Center for Photography, New York
2011 Honorary Doctorate San Francisco Art Institute
2011 Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book award (with Ivan Vladislavic)
2010 Lucie Award Lifetime Achievement Honoree
2009 Henri Cartier- Bresson Award, France
2009 Lifetime Achievement Award, Arts and Culture Trust
2008 Honorary Doctorate of Literature, University of the Witwatersrand
2006 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography
2004 Particulars ,Arles Best Book of the Year
2001 Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, University of Cape Town
1995 Camera Austria Prize


South Africa:
South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Durban Art Gallery
Johannesburg Art Gallery
University of South Africa
University of the Witwatersrand
University of Cape Town

Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The French National Art Collection
The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Huis Marseilles, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland
Hasselblad Collection, Sweden
Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany
Art Collection Deutsche Borse, Frankfurt, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
National Gallery of Canada
The Getty Museum, Los Angeles
The Tate Modern, London

Selected Articles and Reviews

2012 Roger Tooth, Feeling The Heat: Photography Under Apartheid, The Guardian, United Kingdom
2012 Rory Bester, Exploration of Mining Taps Into Rich Seams, Mail & Guardian Johannesburg
2012 Robin Cebalist, Things Fall Apartheid, Artnews, United States
2010 Mary Corrigall, Haunted by the Past, Sunday Independent, South Africa
2010 Jackie May, Goldblatt’s Old and New, The Times, South Africa
2010 Aspasia Karras, More Than Black and White, Marie Claire, South Africa
2010 Ivan Vladislavic, Posers, Sunday Times, South Africa
2010 Shaun De Waal, Shot on the Spot, Mail & Guardian, Johannesburg, South Africa
2010 Joseph Lelyveld, South Africa; the Truth Teller, The New York Review, New York
2010 Donald Weber, A Lens on Apartheid’s Haunting Legacy,The Jewish Daily Forward, United States
2010 Ann Levin, David Goldblatt’s Clear Eyed View of Apartheid, Mail & Guardian, Johannesburg, South Africa
2001 David Goldblatt, 55, With an essay by Lesley Lawson. London: Phaidon
2000 Lawson Lesley, David Goldblatt’s Johannesburg, in Rhizomes of Memory: tre sorafrikanske fotografer,
Oslo: Henie Onstad Kunstsenter
2000 Sassen Robyn, Structures Piled upon Structures, in H-NET Book Review (,
1998 Rosenblatt, Nina, Sociology of the Object, in Archis (NL), no. 12
1996 Bleach Gordon, Between the Fine Print and a Hard Place: David Goldblatt’s South African Artifacts, in
NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art (US), no. 9, fall-winter
1992 Gaule, Sally, Ann, Photographs of Wlaker Evans and David Goldblatt: Seeing Through Different Prisims,
in de arte (SA), September
1991-1992 Oliphant Walter, Andries, The Photographic Moment and the Ethics of Representation, in Full
Frame in Vrye Weekblad (SA), no. 13, December – January
1990 Sorrell Jennifer, David Goldblatt: Less is More, in ADA (SA), 1st and 2nd Quarters
1990 Joyce Ozinski interviews David Goldblatt, in ADA (SA), 1st and 2nd Quarters,
1990 Watson Steven, A version of Melancholy, in ADA (SA), 1st and 2nd Quarters
1990 Le regard temoin, in Constuire (SW), Zurich, February 28
1986 Patterson, Moira, Totems of The White Tribe, in the Obsever Magazine (GB), London, April 6
1983 David Goldblatt, Thirty – Five Years of Photographs, Cape Town, South African National Gallery
1981 Ozinski, Joyce. Anatomy of a City, in Rand Daily Mail (SA), Johannesburg, May 7
1977 Osman, Colin, and Peter Turner (ed), David Goldblatt, Creative Camera International Year Book,
London: Coo Press
1976 Nicolas-Fanourakis, Dimitri, A Radical Observation: Some Afrikaners Photographed, In Snarl: A Critical
Review Of the Arts (SA), February


2012 David Goldblatt, Nadine Gordimer, On The Mines, new edition, Steidl, Göttingen
2010 Ivan Vladislavic, TJ with Double Negative. Contrasto, Rome
2010 Jeffrey Ladd, Joanna Lehan, In Boksburg, Errata Editions, New York, 2010
2010 Bronwyn Law-Viljoen (ed), Kith, Kin & Khaya, Goodman Gallery Editions
2008. David Goldblatt: Intersections Intersected. Essays by Ulrich Loock and Ivor Powell. Fundacao Serralves, Portugal
2007 David Goldblatt, Annari van der Merwe (ed), Some Afrikaners Revisited, Umuzi, Cape Town
2006 David Goldblatt: Photographs. Contrasto, Roma
2006 Godby, M. David Goldblatt/Hasselblad Awards 2006. Hatje Catz Verlag, Ostfildern, Germany
2005 David Goldblatt, Intersections, Prestel, Munich, Germany.
2003 David Goldblatt, Particulars. Goodman Gallery Editions, Johannesburg, South Africa. [Awarded the Arles Book Prize for 2004]
2001 David Goldblatt, Fifty-One Years. Actar and Macba, Barcelona, Spain.
2001 David Goldblatt 55. (one of a series about photographers) Phaidon Press, London, England.
1998 David Goldblatt, South Africa: the Structure of Things Then. Oxford University Press, Cape Town, and Monacelli Press, New York, USA.
1989 David Goldblatt, The Transported of KwaNdebele. with Brenda Goldblatt and Phillip van Niekerk,
Aperture, New York, USA.
1986 David Goldblatt, Lifetimes: Under Apartheid. text by Nadine Gordimer, Knopf, New York, USA.
1982 David Goldblatt, In Boksburg, Gallery Press, Cape Town, USA.
1981 David Goldblatt, and Margaret Courtney-Clark and John Kench, Cape Dutch Homesteads, Struik, Cape Town, South Africa.
1975 David Goldblatt, Some Afrikaners Photographed. Murray Crawford Johannesburg, South Africa.
1973 David Goldblatt, Nadine Gordime, On The Mines, Struik, Cape Town, South Africa

Group Exhibitions

2014 From Sitting to Selfie, Standard Bank Gallery, South Africa
2014 Destini/Storie/Vite,Centro Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia-Italy
2014 Apartheid & After, Huis Marseilles Museum voor Fotografie, Amsterdam
2014 Ngezinyawo: Migrant Journeys, Wits Art Museum, South Africa
2014 Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San
2014 Rise and Fall of Apartheid, Museum Africa, Johannesburg
2013 – 2015 Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive, Walther Collection, Ulm Germany
2013 My Joburg, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
2013 La Chambre, Strasbourg, France
2013 Rise and Fall of Apartheid, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
2013 Rise and Fall of Apartheid, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
2012-2013 The Progress of Love , The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas
2012-2013 _RISE AND FALL OF APARTHEID _ , International Centre of Photography, New York
2012 Everything was Moving , Barbican, London, 2012
2012 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art with Ernest Cole and Billy Monk
2012 Revolutions vs Revolutions , Beirut Art Center
2012 Rise and Fall of Apartheid, International Center for Photography,
New York, USA
2011 Figures & Fictions , V&A London, UK
2011 Venice Bienale , Venice, Italy
2010 29th São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil
2010 The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today , Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2008-9 Beyond the Familiar: Photography and the Construction of Community , Williams College,
Massachusets, USA
2008 Make Art/Stop AIDS , Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
2008 Home Lands – Land Marks at Haunch of Venison , London, England
2007 Apartheid: The South African Mirror , Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
2007 Documenta 12 , Kassel, Germany
2007 Africa Remix, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
2007 Contemporary Art Photography from South Africa 2007: Reality check, Museum Bochum,
Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz and other venues in Germany
2007 South African art now , Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa
2006 South African art 1850 to now , Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa
2005 Faces in the Crowd , Whitechapel, London, 2005
2004 History, Memory, Society , with Henri Cartier Bresson and Lee Friedlander, Tate Modern, London,
2003 Africa Remix , Museum Kunst Palast, Duesseldorf
2002 Documenta 11 , Kassel, Germany
2001 The Short Century , Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
2000 Rhizomes of Memory , Three South African Photographers, Henie Onstad
2000 Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway
2000 Home , Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
2000 Eye-Africa , Revue Noir, Cape Town, South Africa; Europe and the USA
1998-9 Blank: Architecture, apartheid and after , Rotterdam Holland; Berlin, Germany
1996 In/Sight, African Photographers, 1940 to the Present, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
1995 Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa
1986 South Africa: the Cordoned Heart, South Africa; USA

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Artworks in the SAFFCA Collection

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