Accompanied by some of his lesser-known photographs, this distilled dialogue is drawn directly from the recordings of a roving conversation with David Goldblatt three months before his death in June 2018.
Author: David Goldblatt
Accompanied by some of his lesser-known photographs, this distilled dialogue is drawn directly from the recordings of a roving conversation with David Goldblatt three months before his death in June 2018. Goldblatt was born in Randfontein--a mining town on the Witwatersrand gold reef--in 1930, the grandson of Lithuanian-Jewish migrants who settled in South Africa after escaping persecution in Europe. After the death of his father in 1962, Goldblatt sold the family clothing business to become a full-time photographer. Describing himself as "a self-appointed observer and critic of the society into which I was born," he photographed the people, landscapes and structures of South Africa under apartheid and its persistent aftermath. In this candid conversation with writer Alexandra Dodd, Goldblatt shares his views about land and landscape, the dangerous lure of repetition in portrait photography, Johannesburg, the solipsism of life as a photographer, staying sharp, his visceral intolerance of censorship, his abiding interest in structures and his observation of instances of dominion under democracy, among other key themes. In March, I flew up to Johannesburg to interview Goldblatt. When he opened the gate, I could see the effects on his body of his fight with illness. He was smaller, more hewn than ever. As we entered the sanctum of his office, he stopped in the doorway, flinched, and said something along the lines of: 'Forgive me if I'm not at my best with this catheter up my cock.' With that, our conversation began... Alexandra Dod
Recent Histories in Southern African Photography, Performance and Video Art
Nicola Brandt. 46 Tina M. ... Available online: David Goldblatt, 'Some Afrikaners
Photographed', South African History Online, ... 59 Goldblatt interviewed by
Author: Nicola Brandt
In Landscapes Between Then and Now, Nicola Brandt examines the increasingly compelling and diverse cross-disciplinary work of photographers and artists made during the transition from apartheid to post-apartheid and into the contemporary era. By examining specific artworks made in South Africa, Namibia and Angola, Brandt sheds light on established and emerging themes related to aftermath landscapes, embodied histories, (un)belonging, spirituality and memorialization. She shows how landscape and identity are mutually constituted, and profiles this process against the background of the legacy of the acutely racially divisive policies of the apartheid regime that are still reflected on the land. As a signpost throughout the book, Brandt draws on the work of the renowned South African photographer Santu Mofokeng and his critical thinking about landscape. Landscapes Between Then and Now explores how practitioners who engage with identity and their physical environment as a social product might reveal something about the complex and fractured nature of postcolonial and contemporary societies. Through diverse strategies and aesthetics, they comment on inherent structures and epistemologies of power whilst also expressing new and radical forms of self-determinism. Brandt asks why these cross-disciplinary works ranging from social documentary to experimental performance and embodied practices are critical now, and what important possibilities for social and political reflection and engagement they suggest.
Author: Andrew van der VliesPublish On: 2017-05-19
'Interview with David Goldblatt and Ivan Vladislavić', in Gaylard, ed., Marginal
Spaces, 340–57. ... 'Nadine Gordimer used last interview to condemn South
Africa's secrecy bill', The Guardian, 14 July 2014, <http://www.theguardian.com/ ...
Author: Andrew van der Vlies
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Collections
Present Imperfect asks how South African writers have responded to the end of apartheid, to the hopes that attended the birth of the 'new' nation in 1994, and to the inevitable disappointments that have followed. The first full-length study of affect in South Africa's literature, it understands 'disappointment' both as a description of bad feeling and as naming a missed appointment with all that was promised by the anti-colonial and anti-apartheid Struggle (a dis-appointment). Attending to contemporary writers' treatment of temporality, genre, and form, it considers a range of negative feelings that are also experiences of temporal disjuncture-including stasis, impasse, boredom, disaffection, and nostalgia. Present Imperfect offers close readings of work by a range of writers - some known to international Anglophone readers including J.M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, Ivan Vladislavic, and Zoë Wicomb, some slightly less well-known including Afrikaans-language novelists Marlene van Niekerk and Ingrid Winterbach, and others from a new generation including Songeziwe Mahlangu and Masande Ntshanga. It addresses key questions in South African studies about the evolving character of the historical period in which the country now finds itself. It is also alert to wider critical and theoretical conversations, looking outward to make a case for the place of South African writing in global conversations, and mobilizing readings of writing marked in various ways as 'South African' in order to complicate the contours of World Literature as category, discipline, and pedagogy. It is thus also a book about the discontents of neoliberalism, the political energies of reading, and the fates of literature in our troubled present.
The tireless Dr Crocker appears to have had a degree of success over past
months in negotiating a hopeful settlement in Angola ... Neil Lurssen of the Argus
Group ' s Washington bureau , interviewed him for Leadership ( page 34 ) . ...
Then we decided to re - publish the David Goldblatt portrait taken for Leadership
several years ago , and generally regarded as one of the most intimate studies of
As I enter Meintjies Photography in the old Castle Brewery building in Woodstock
to interview David Goldblatt , he is sitting in front of a computer monitor alongside
Tony Meintjies , quietly working on scans of some of his latest photographs .
... on the Department of Defense, February 12, 2013, 22; James Kitfield, “Flynn's Last Interview: Iconoclast Departs DIA with ... As formulated by David Goldblatt
and Jonathan Perraton, “Rethinking Globalization,” in The Global
Author: Patrick Porter
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Category: Political Science
Porter challenges the powerful ideology of "Globalism" that is widely subscribed to by the US national security community. Globalism entails visions of a perilous shrunken world in which security interests are interconnected almost without limit, exposing even powerful states to instant war. Globalism does not just describe the world, but prescribes expansive strategies to deal with it, portraying a fragile globe that the superpower must continually tame into order. Porter argues that this vision of the world has resulted in the US undertaking too many unnecessary military adventures and dangerous strategic overstretch. Distance and geography should be some of the factors that help the US separate the important from the unimportant in international relations. The US should also recognize that, despite the latest technologies, projecting power over great distances still incurs frictions and costs that set real limits on American power. Reviving an appreciation of distance and geography would lead to a more sensible and sustainable grand strategy.
My last of 23 taxi rides through Beirut is fitting and appropriate. An extremely ... David Goldblatt died in June 2018 at the age of 87. For more ... Development
Policy and Plans Manager, Belfast City Council, interview April 14, 2016 10.
Author: Scott A. Bollens
Bordered Cities and Divided Societies is a provocative, moving, and poetic encounter with the hearts and minds of individuals living in nine cities of conflict, violence, and healing—Jerusalem, Belfast, Johannesburg, Nicosia, Sarajevo, Mostar, Barcelona, Bilbao, and Beirut. Based on research spanning 25 years, including 360 interviews and over two and a half years of in-country field research, this innovative work employs a series of concise reflective narrative essays, grouped into four thematic sections, to provide a humanistic, “on-the-ground” understanding of divided cities, conflict, and peacemaking. Incorporating both scholarly analyses based on empirical research and introspective essays, Bollens digs underneath grand narratives of conflict to illuminate the complexities and paradoxes of living amid nationalistic political strife and the challenges of planning and policymaking in divided societies. Richly illustrated, the book includes informative synopses about the cities that provide access for general readers while extensive connections to recent literature enhance the book’s research value to scholars.
Goldblatt , David . " The Teenagers After 25 Years : Boys of ... I Can Explain :
Frankie's Final Years . " Digest . 2 ( December 15 , 1978 ) 5-14 . b . ... The
Moonglows : The Last Interview with Bobby Lester . " Goldmine . n62 ( July 1981 )
9 , 156 .
Past, Present and Future in South African Fiction Michael Green ... Goldblatt , David and Gordimer , Nadine . ... eye of history : Four autobiographical texts by
Peter Abrahams . Pretexts 2 ( 2 ) : 99 - 115 . Green , Michael . 1991 . Interview
Author: Michael Green
This text is less a survey of the uses of history in modern South African fiction than a detailed claim for a kind of historical understanding which may emerge from fiction in the light of late-20th-century theory relating to both history and fiction.
EST , NBC - TV ) Say Goodbye Film : David Wolper Production Narration : Rod
McKuen With shock scenes reminiscent of ... poisoning is structured around interviews with Univ . of Rochester Medical Ctr . ' s Dr . David Goldblatt , Thomas
Clarkson , Bernard Weiss ... EST , NBC - TV ) The American Wilderness Man ' s last retreat in nature , the only areas left in America where man can find solitude
10 Giving a Lead In a wide - ranging interview , publisher and editor Hugh
Murray talks to chief executive Chris Ball about the bank ' s future , the ... It was
the last building Sir Herbert Baker designed in South Africa , and one that he
never saw completed . ... Managing Editor Martin Schneider Director of
Photography and Associate Editor David Goldblatt Assistant Editor Mike Nicol
Special Assistant to the ...
Werner Schlebach In an interview with INDUSTRIAL SOUTH AFRICA, Werner
Schlebach, Managing Director of Procolor ... In January 1968, my last cheque
was paid to me — it was R350. ... processing after I was recommended by Sam
Haskins to Bobby Karvellas, David Shirley, David Goldblatt and Struan
was evinced by all participants ( and a resolution to this effect was passed in the final session of the symposium . ) ... contributions made by among others ,
Mongane Serote , George Hallett , David Goldblatt , Bill Ainslie , Paul Weinberg ,
Lindiwe Mabuza . ... determination and preparedness of both sides in the South
African conflict , containing interviews with Nationalist politicians and Defence
EVANS & NOVAK–Interview ORAL ROBERTS-Religion (NIK) CAR54–Comedy (
INN) GRANDOLEOPRY LIVE 10PM (20 NEWS; 60 min. ... changes (Ross
designed her outfits with Ray Aghayan), the pop star belts out old favorites and
tunes from her latest album, "Workin' Overtime. ... David Goldblatt is the musical
VOITN RETARDE Photographs and interviews by DAVID GOLDBLATT grew up
on a farm . Race and colour were ... When I voted in the last election , promises
were made , and for me up till now , things look very good . I can ' t complain .
This should not be the first choice for those interested in this general subject ; the recent release of Life of Anne Frank ( Films for the ... Via interviews with survivors
of the Holocaust and political figures intimately acquainted with attempts to alert
the world about the atrocities ... white video provides vivid , extraordinary images
of apartheid South Africa by one of its leading photographers , David Goldblatt .
... Beckenstream centre - right coalition - until Cam bauer and France's Michel
Platini - in the David Goldblatt's World Cup ... it an “ unimportant groundbreaking
work on plant papers to the natural history society faction ” in a recent interview .