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South African Photographs: David Goldblatt

May 2, 2010 - September 19, 2010


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Galleries Early Work & Mines | Afrikaners | Bantustans | Boksburg | Structures | Johannesburg

In the belief that in the bricks, grit, concrete, wood, plastic, cardboard, and corrugated iron of what we have built, there is much to be gleaned of our ethos, I attempted to look at South African structures not as architecture but as expressions of value. With this perspective in mind, I photographed structures for about ten years and then wrote extensive notes on them to provide a sense of their context. South Africa: The Structure of Things Then was published in 1998.