The photography institute founded by David Goldblatt in 1989 was awarded The 2018 Principal Prince Claus Award on December 6, 2018 in Amsterdam.
Market Photo Workshop (Johannesburg, South Africa, 1989) was established in the final years of apartheid to make visual literacy and the craft of photography available to all races. At a time when the movement of black people was severely restricted, David Goldblatt set up the Market Photo Workshop to provide photographic training and equipment to black South Africans so they could give visual expression to their experiences. Among its many achievements are the creation of a strong local-regional network and a vast image archive of unique historical and social importance.
“David Goldblatt: Photographs 1948- 2018," a new monograph, was published on the occasion of his exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Australia. Capturing seven decades of his work over 404 illustrated pages, the book features his portrayal of the rise and dismantling of apartheid in South Africa.
"David Goldblatt: Photographs 1948-2018" at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia is a retrospective of the artist’s well-known work documenting South Africa’s people and history. It includes his black and white and color photographic series, as well as new material from his archive.
For the first time in France, the Centre Pompidou is staging a large-scale retrospective on David Goldblatt.
The exhibition features over two hundred photographs, a hundred-odd previously unpublished documents (taken from the artist’s archives) and his most recent photographs. Seven short films, made by the Centre Pompidou especially for the event, will be screened in the different sections of the exhibition. In them, David Goldblatt comments on his photographs, providing insights into a fascinating body of work and encouraging an aware and analytical eye.