David Goldblatt

Artist lecture Thursday, November 29, 2012 7PM
Phyllis Wattis Theater, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Before the fight: amateur boxing at the Town Hall, Boksburg, 1979-80

Born in 1930 in Randfontein, South Africa, David Goldblatt began photographing in 1948 and is best known for intimately documenting developments in South Africa from the period of Apartheid to present-day.

In 1998, he was the first South African to be given a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, and has since exhibited at both Documenta 11 (2002) and Documenta 12 (2007) in Kassel, Germany. More recently, his work was examined in Intersections Intersected: The Photography of David Goldblatt at the New Museum and South African Photographs: David Goldblatt at the Jewish Museum, New York. Goldblatt will be featured in the exhibition South Africa in Apartheid and After at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art starting in December 2012.

Goldblatt is the recipient of the 2006 Hasselblad award, the 2009 Henri Cartier-Bresson Award and was a 2010 Lucie Award Lifetime Achievement Honoree.


Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

Pier 24 Photography is pleased to present the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program in collaboration with California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each year, the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program brings six photographers, writers, and curators to San Francisco to offer free and open lectures, and to work one-on-one with students at California College of the Arts.


Larry Sultan Photography Award


Awoiska van der Molen, #256-17, 2009

Awoiska van der Molen

Fall 2017 Residency
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

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The work of Awoiska van der Molen (b. 1972, Netherlands) develops from a desire to comprehend the core of the isolated world she photographs. In order to achieve the sense of solitude necessary to gain access to the stoic nature of the landscape, she spends long periods of time isolated in the natural environment. She takes time to experience the landscape and penetrates deep into the essence of the remote, hushed world created in her photographs. She immerses herself in the landscape, moves slowly, returns repeatedly and by doing so makes these unknown places her own. This gradual and solitary working process continues into the darkroom where her pictures are printed by hand—an intimate process—further imparting a unique stillness that emanates from her work.