Images from South Africa

David Goldblatt is a world-renowned photographer, and has won numerous international awards. His is a life work of decades of observing social and political development in South Africa. His vision has broadened with time, in tune with the changes taking place in society, from which he has been able to identify the country’s new aspirations, their rapid transformation and their inherent fragility.


For this exhibition, Goldblatt, working jointly with Nadine Gordimer, has selected his photographs with great care. During his long friendship with the writer, the two have shared many experiences in their work and in life in general. The photographs on exhibition in Pordenone bring together the way in which the two artists see and understand South Africa. In Goldblatt’s photographs, which should not just be viewed, but almost “listened to” as if they were poems,  it is possible to discern the echoes of the words being read, almost whispered, by Nadine Gordimer.


The exhibition is promoted by the Municipality of Pordenone and by the Thesis Cultural Association, and is coordinated by Giancarlo Pauletto – © Contrasto Due/Forma.


David Goldblatt
photographer, was born in Randfontein (South Africa) in 1930, and is considered the “father” of South African photography. During the course of his long career, he has painstakingly and in his highly-personal style documented the changes and the never-ending suffering of his country. His photographs are exhibited in collections in many of the world’s major museums.


Giancarlo Pauletto
art critic and historian and the author of numerous publications, works in the field of visual arts with the Centro Iniziative Culturali in Pordenone. He has worked as curator of the Civic Museum in Pordenone, and has also collaborated with numerous public organizations, preparing exhibitions and editing catalogues and monographs.

Saturday 12 April, 17:30

Science Museum

Pordenone - Via della Motta, 16