On Common Ground exhibits the work of two of South Africa’s most renowned photographers, David Goldblatt and Peter Magubane, side-by-side. Curator and photographer, Paul Weinberg brings works by these veterans into direct conversation, using the gallery space to present Goldblatt and Magubane’s astute and distinct approaches to photography within the context of a shared pull to document apartheid South Africa and the post-1994 period of democracy.
David Goldblatt and Peter Magubane have much in common. They are arguably two of the country’s most internationally acclaimed photographers, who lived contemporaneously, spending most of their lives in the greater Johannesburg area. The essence of their common ground is that for over six decades they have used their respective cameras to tell stories, share experiences and critically ask questions about the society. But their approaches have been quite different. Goldblatt has worked for most of his life reflecting on the world around him, using mostly medium and large format cameras while Magubane has worked mainly in 35mm format covering new assignments and events. On Common Ground seeks to portray these similarities and more.
Venue: George Bizos Gallery, Apartheid Museum, Northern Park Way and Gold Reef Rd, Johannesburg
Time: 9am to 5pm
Cost: Adults: R85 | Pensioners R70 | Students R40 | Teachers R45