David Goldblatt: In Boksburg
David Goldblatt: In Boksburg at Michael Stevenson Gallery in Cape Town, SA. "...In Boksburg, taken in 1979-1980 on the East Rand of the Witwatersrand. Goldblatt's book was published in 1982 but this will be the first time that the full series has been shown in the 30 years since the photographs were taken. The spread of Boksburg's new suburbs across the veld and the daily life of the town encapsulated - to Goldblatt's eye - the intricacies of the lunacy of ordinary white middle-class life in the years of apartheid. As he wrote in the foreword: 'Boksburg is shaped by white dreams and white proprieties. Most of its townspeople pursue the family, social and civic concerns of respectable burghers anywhere, while locked into a deep and portentous fixity of self-elected legislated whiteness."