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David Goldblatt
Mother and child in their home after the destruction of its shelter by officials of the Western Cape Development Board, Crossroads, Cape Town, 11 October 1984
1984
New Museum
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GOTHAM ART & THEATER
by Elisabeth Kley



In a 1998 interview, the South African photographer David Goldblatt described a dilemma heís faced for 50 years -- "how to square oneís conscience with being a white in this country." Rather than documenting apartheid resistance (what South Africans call "struggle" photography), he decided to focus on everyday existence, shooting portraits, interiors, buildings, monuments and landscapes, from the so-called black homelands to the richest white suburbs and everywhere in between.

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