David Goldblatt (1930 – 2018)

Photo: Be a volunteer, Join community home base care services. Dept Health and Welfare, Vaalwater Clinic/Kliniek. Vaalwater, Limpopo Province. David Goldblatt

He often inspired, sometimes mentored and always encouraged new generations of South African photographers.

In 2007, ZAM published Aids Landscapes, a feature with the works of David Goldblatt who passed away last week. In this production Goldblatt’s mastery in picturing the South African landscape and his huge sense of social and political engagement met. His eye in the sky captured the small red ribbons, testimony of a terrifying pandemic inflamed by denialism and carelessness.

At the time the series was on view at an exhibition at Huis Marseille in Amsterdam.

The ZAM team mourns the passing of this iconic photographer. We send our heartfelt condolences to his loved ones and to the many people for whom David was a friend and a teacher.

Check out David Goldblatt’s feature here.

ZAM Reporter