"Five Photographers. A tribute to David Goldblatt" at the National Arts Festival in Makhanda

Five Photographers

A tribute to David Goldblatt: An exhibition of Alexia Webster, Jabulani Dhlamini, Mauro Vombe and Pierre Crocquet
Curators: John Fleetwood and David Goldblatt

Opening: Friday 28 June 2019 
Exhibition open to the public:
27 June – 07 July 2019
At the National Arts Festival, Makhanda/Grahamstown
The Monument, Atherstone Room

‘Five Photographers’ reflects on world renowned photographer and South African icon David Goldblatt’s contribution to photography by looking at a new generation of photographers. This exhibition, one of the last projects that Goldblatt worked on, was developed as a tribute exhibition by the French Institut of South Africa to celebrate his retrospective exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, Paris in 2018 (Feb-May 2018).

©Alexia Webster, Street Studios 

It includes the work from 4 photographers that Goldblatt and John Fleetwood had selected, called ‘Five Photographers’.The exhibition title playfully references David as another photographer.

First shown in Johannesburg at the Alliance Française (May 2018), the exhibition traveled, after Goldblatt’s passing, to the Centro Cultural Franco-Moçambicano, Maputo, Mozambique (Feb 2019) and to Café What? In Maseru,Lesotho (May 2019). In 2019, it will further be shown at the National Arts Festival and Durban.


David Goldblatt

John Fleetwood

Alexia Webster

Jabulani Dhlamini

Mauro Vombe

Pierre Croquet

With thanks to:
National Arts Festival
Goodman Gallery
Galerie Seippel
Jeannine du Venage

“Five Photographers. A tribute to David Goldblatt Exhibition” in Grahamstown is produced by Photo: in association with the French Institut of South Africa and supported by the National Arts Festival.

National Arts Festival
The Monument, Fort Selwyn Drive, Makhanda/ Grahamstown 6139               

Tel. +27 (0) 46 603 1103 // for enquiries about the exhibition // info@nationalartsfestival.co.za

Exhibition open to the public:
27 Jun-07 Jul 2019
Monday to Sunday, opening at 9.00 

, 28 June at 16:00 with the curator and a photographer

Saturday, 29 June at 12:00 with the curator and a photographer

Thursday, 04 July at12:00 with NAF visual art curator

For more information please contact Amy Daniels

Posted 25 Jun 2019