Five Photographers. A tribute to David Goldblatt Walkabout
Company: John Fleetwood
Curators: John Fleetwood and David Goldblatt
Photographers: Alexia Webster (SA), Jabulani Dhlamini (SA), Mauro Vombe (Mozambique), Pierre Crocquet (SA)
Production Coordinator: Amy Daniels
A production of Photo: with the French Institute of South Africa
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‘Every now and then I see photographs that fill me with admiration and a sense of gladness for the strength and insight of the photographers working here.’ – David Goldblatt
Five Photographers. A Tribute to David Goldblatt reflects on the contribution by this world-renowned photographer and South African icon by looking at a new generation of photographers, personally selected by Goldblatt himself.
It includes a powerful series of works by each of the photographers: Alexia Webster’s ‘Street Studios’ uses public spaces to set up outdoor photo studios in different communities; Jabulani Dhlamini’s series ‘Recapture’ is about the memory and remembrance of the 1960 Sharpeville massacre; Mozambican-based Mauro Vombe’s ‘Passengers’ looks at the inhuman conditions of informal public transport in Maputo; while the late Pierre Crocquet’s ‘Pinky Promise’ deals with stories of victims and perpetrators of child sexual abuse.
This exhibition, one of the last projects that Goldblatt worked on, was developed as a tribute exhibition by the French Institute of South Africa to celebrate Goldblatt’s retrospective exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, in 2018.
David Goldblatt and John Fleetwood curated the exhibition.