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David Goldblatt HonFRPS (29 November 1930 – 25 June 2018) was a South African photographer noted for his portrayal of South Africa during the period of apartheid as he was deeply connected to the country. Later in his life after apartheid had ended his work was more focused on the country's landscapes, among other things. What differentiates David Goldblatt’s body of work from other anti-apartheid artists is that his lens did not focus primarily on the violence, he focused on photographing the issues that went beyond the violent events of apartheid and reflected the conditions that led up to these events. His forms of protest remain ambiguous to the public eye that traditional documentary photographs do not. For example,"'my dispassion was an attitude in which I tried to avoid easy judgments’, he affirmed. ‘This resulted in a photography that appeared to be disengaged and apolitical, but which was in fact the opposite.'" He has numerous publications to his name.

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