Photos Map Changing Times in South Africa; ARTS DIARY Exhibition at City Gallery

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Byline: BY VICKY ANDERSON Daily Post Staff

A MAJOR collection of photographs examining aspects of South African life and culture before and after apartheid is now on show in Liverpool city centre.

Intersections Intersected is the debut UK exhibition by acclaimed photographer and social history writer David Goldblatt, now on at the Open Eye gallery, on Wood Street.

Goldblatt has photographed his native South Africa since the early 1970s, carefully observing the social, cultural and economic divides that characterise the country.

His work examines the physical and ideological landscape, the legacy of the colonial era and the apartheid years of its recent past through carefully selected pairings of photographs made before and after the collapse of apartheid in 1990.

His colour work of the last decade explores the complex intersections between people, values and land in post-apartheid South Africa, developing and extending the approach of his major essays from the years of apartheid, which were executed almost exclusively in black and white. …