David Goldblatt has been critically exploring South African society with his camera for six decades, starting during Apartheid. We meet at Goldblatt’s home in Johannesburg to talk about his most recent work on ex-offenders and his reflections about South Africa’s democracy.
It’s been almost 20 years since the country went to the polls to elect its first democratic government in 1994. And even though great strides were made, Goldblatt says democratic values are in danger of being eroded here at the moment.
“It’s part of a general slide that we’ve been witnessing … into a state in which corruption – and by this I don’t just mean corruption in the sense of taking money and taking bribes – I mean corruption of values,” Goldblatt says in an interview on PhotographyAndDemocracy.com.
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