David Goldblatt’s black and white photographs depicts life and conditions during apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa. The Strange Instrument exhibition at Pace Gallery in New York features 45 vintage prints from Goldblatt that offers the artist’s view of the beauty, brutality and humanity in everyday lives under those conditions. “The camera is a strange instrument. It demands, first of all, that you see coherently. It makes it possible for you to enter into worlds, and places, and associations that would otherwise be very difficult to do.” – David Goldblatt, in an interview with Art21 that aired in September 2018
Featured image: Domestic Worker in Abel Road, Hillbrow 1973 gelatin silver hand print
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