An interview with David Goldblatt

David Goldblatt

David Goldblatt is a genius – his quote from the interview below is what all photographers should absorb:

How do we come to the values that we hold and how do we express those values?

These to me are the vital questions.

And whether or not photography is particularly suited to doing this, I don’t know.

I only know that, for me, this is the medium in which I try to question these things

David Goldblatt spent his life documenting apartheid in South Africa. While many photographers chased mass demonstrations and violent rebellions, Goldblatt focused on the cultural values that led to more than 40 years of repression. See the project at

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