Antes e depois de 1998
Em 1998, o MoMA apresentou na exp. "David Goldblatt: Photographs from South Africa"
o ensaio fotográfico South Africa: the Structure of Things Then,
Oxford University Press, South Africa, and Monacelli Press, USA, 1998.
com seis fotos de DG e os comentários do autor
1 - David Goldblatt was born in 1930 in Randfontein, South Africa, the son of Lithuanian-Jewish parents who had fled Europe with their parents in the 1890s. He became interested in photography in high school, but found little opportunity in his chosen field of magazine photography. Discouraged, he joined the family's menswear business and began work part-time on a university degree. Following his father's death in 1962, he sold the clothing concern and began working full-time as a photographer.
2 - Born in Randfontein, South Africa, in 1930, the third son of Eli Goldblatt and Olga Light both of whom came to South Africa as children with their parents, to escape the persecution of the Lithuanian Jewish communities in the 1890's. He became interested in photography while at Krugersdorp High School and after matriculation in 1948 wished to become a magazine photographer. However the field was almost unknown in South Africa at that time and after trying unsuccessfully to enter the profession, he went work in his father's men's outfitting store in Randfontein.