Some Afrikaners Photographed (signed) – Goldblatt, David


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Number 164 of 1000 copies of this first edition, signed by Goldblatt. A very good copy with a few spots of foxing to the end papers and a previous bookseller’s label to the pastedown. Dustjacket edge-worn with some age-toining. Professional repairs to top and bottom edges, scratch to the back panel but still in good collectable condition. “The photographs in this book are of some Afrikaner people in South Africa. There are glimpses into their world, and a few of the subjects are other South Africans who, although not Afrikaners, are part of it. This book is not an outline, still less a systematic survey of Afrikaner life, nor are the people in these photographs a cross-section of the Afrikaner People…” “So I came to photograph Afrikaners, moving slowly beyond the district and people I knew. For a while, I thought of photographing the Afrikaner People. It took time to understand that for me such a project would be grossly pretentious and probably impossible to achieve in any meaningful sense – in any case it is not what I wanted. I did not have the encyclopedic vision that might enable me to achieve an acceptably ‘balanced’ picture of a people. I needed to grasp something of what a man is and is becoming in all the particularity of himself and his bricks and bit of earth and of this place and to contain all this in a photograph. To do this, and to discover the shapes and shades of his loves and fears and of my own, would be enough.” With 80 full page photographic reproductions in black and white, with captions to the facing pages. 1st Edition. Condition: Very good. Dust jacket: Good. Binding: Hardcover. Black cloth boards.

Publisher: Murray Crawford / Struik
Date Published: 1975
Publication Place: Cape Town
First Edition: Yes

Condition: Very good.
Binding: Hardcover. Black cloth boards.
Has Dust Jacket: Yes
Jacket Condition: Good.

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Weight 1700 g