Market Photo Workshop

Market Photo Workshop wins the 2018 Principal Prince Claus Award

December 6, 2018

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.