On the Mines – David Goldblatt and Nadine Gordimer


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This book is divided into three parts. The Witwatersrand: a time and tailings, Shaftsinking and Mining Men. The first part is a collection of Goldblatt’s photographs accompanied by an essay by Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer. The second, photographs by Goldblatt with his description of the process of Shaftsinking. The third part is Goldblatt’s images of men on the mines.”I was drawn to photograph the mines not by any metaphor in which they might be seen but by their overwhelming presence in the life and landscape into which I grew. Photography offered both the justification and the medium for greatly extending experience and understandings begun in childhood.” From his interview with Jeffery Ladd – Time Magazine.Condition: Good. Gift inscription to the fep, edge wear to the dust jacket with a 2cm closed tear to the top front panel.

Publisher: C.Struik (Pty) Ltd
Date Published: 1973
Publication Place: Cape Town

Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Good
Dimensions: 4to

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Weight 1400 g