Renowned photographer David Goldblatt passes on

Monday, June 25, 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his heartfelt condolences on the sad passing of renowned photographer David Goldblatt.

“We have lost yet another of our own celebrated photographers, who through the lens built a reputation as one of the country’s leading documenter of the struggles of our people. We wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace,” said President Ramaphosa on Monday.

The 87-year-old Goldblatt, who passed on Monday, was a recipient of the National Order of Ikhamanga.

Goldblatt was one of the South Africa’s most celebrated and internationally acclaimed documentary photographers.

“He captured the social and moral value systems that portrayed South Africa during a period of apartheid system in order to influence its changing political landscape.

“Our country remains proud of his contribution to the portrayal of its life through the medium of photography and for leaving an indelible mark in our inclusive literary culture,” said the President. -