Insight

David Goldblatt: Behind the lens, his eyes

David Goldblatt’s vast output was a meditation on his country, and an attempt to explain to himself, and us, our complex social history

01 July 2018 - 00:00 By TYMON SMITH

It was perhaps macabre and grim, but on Tuesday afternoon, as I stood among the crowd gathered in a corner of the Westpark Jewish cemetery - reserved for those Jews who "have made a lasting contribution to the greater good of South Africa" - I couldn't help wondering how he might have chosen to photograph the scene.

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