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David Goldblatt and Peter Magubane - On Common Ground

Jun 29 - Sep 29 2019       Cnr Northern Parkway and Gold Reef Rd, Ormonde (Gold Reef City)
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Works by two of South Africa's most celebrated photographers, David Goldblatt and Peter Magubane, are on display side-by-side in this groundbreaking exhibition at the George Bizos Gallery in the Apartheid Museum.

Working as a photojournalist and activist during the apartheid era Peter Magubane is perhaps best known for his images of the 1976 Soweto riots and of the young Winnie Mandela. Frequently persecuted by the apartheid state, Magubane spent 586 days imprisoned in solitary confinement for his work as an anti-apartheid activist and photojournalist.

The late David Goldblatt was also a prominent documenter of the horrors and absurdities of apartheid, or as he called it the “banal normalities of white madness”, although in contrast to Magubane, Goldblatt chose to focus his lens more on everyday scenes, capturing some of the most iconic images of everyday black and white life under apartheid in South Africa.

Following South Africa's transition to democracy in 1994, both men continued to work prolifically, capturing some of the most memorable images of South Africa's changing society, many of which are also on display in this exhibition.

(pictured above left to right: A farmer's son with his nursemaid, Heimweeberg, Nietverdiend, 1964 by David Goldblatt; Cup final, Orlando Stadium, Soweto. 1972 by David Goldblatt; Meadowlands from Mofolo, Soweto September 1972 by David Goldblatt)

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Jun 29 2019 - Sep 29 2019
Apartheid Museum
Cnr Northern Parkway and Gold Reef Rd, Ormonde (Gold Reef City)
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