Veteran SA photographer David Goldblatt remembered for his compassion

Veteran South African photographer David Goldblatt has died at the age of 87.

The Goodman Gallery confirmed that the photographer passed away in the early hours of Monday morning.

The award-winning photographer was best known for his work documenting events during South Africa's apartheid era.

Goldblatt will be laid to rest on Tuesday 26 June at the Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Fellow South African photographer Paul Weinberg says Goldblatt's death marks a sad day for the nation.

Weinberg says Goldblatt showed enormous talent, integrity and compassion through his work.

A big tree has fallen in this country.

Paul Weinberg, documentary photographer, filmmaker, writer, curtor, and archivist

We always thought that David was bullet proof, immortal.

Paul Weinberg, documentary photographer, filmmaker, writer, curtor, and archivist

He touched so many of our lives in so many different ways

Paul Weinberg, documentary photographer, filmmaker, writer, curtor, and archivist

He had enormous respect for his subjects. He handled human beings with such delicacy and care.

Paul Weinberg, documentary photographer, filmmaker, writer, curtor, and archivist

His work penetrated the surface. He was crossing divides, breaking down doors and bringing humanity to the fore.

Paul Weinberg, documentary photographer, filmmaker, writer, curtor, and archivist

He wasn't looking at the spectacular. He mastered the ordinary.

Paul Weinberg, documentary photographer, filmmaker, writer, curtor, and archivist

Listen to Paul Weinberg pay tribute to the fallen hero:


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