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“The Camera is Not a Machine Gun”

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At Kevin Kwanele’s Takwaito Barber, Lansdowne Road, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, in the time of AIDS, 16 May 2007. Courtesy New Museum

At Kevin Kwanele’s Takwaito Barber, Lansdowne Road, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, in the time of AIDS, 16 May 2007. Courtesy New Museum

I have a review of South African photographer David Goldblatt’s exhibition, Intersections Intersected, up on the Web site Change Observer. I highly recommend that people in the area view this two-floor show at New York’s New Museum from his nearly fifty years of work. It is highly political, thoughtful, intensely passionate, extraordinarily nuanced, and uses digital printing in some very interesting ways.

4 Comments

  1. Giovanni DB wrote:

    Weird… I just read this post after the double page of the newspaper Libération explaining their new format, the title was : “L’info est un combat”…

    Monday, September 7, 2009 at 11:17 am | Permalink
  2. kate wrote:

    I just read David Goldblatt: Fifty-One Years, which had that same interview in it. Fascinating stuff… it also had writing by Nadine Gordimer, who Goldblatt collaborated with quite a lot, and other South African writers.

    Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 10:11 pm | Permalink
  3. Mark wrote:

    Fantastic exhibit. Went to it in August and was so blown away.

    Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 9:08 pm | Permalink
  4. Benedicte wrote:

    Not South African myself but living here, it is always difficult to figure out which kind of representation we want to convey about this country. It is as exploded socially as it is in its identity, and geographically. I saw David Goldblatt show in NY, and I know his work for a while… It is purely the most consistent work about the country. On the top of that there was an exhibition about the Black Panther at the same time… Very clever to put the two together. Thank you for notifying, I hope lot of people will go and see it.

    Thursday, November 26, 2009 at 4:55 am | Permalink

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