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05.13.13 Interviewing David Goldblatt

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In July 2011 while I was in Cape Town working on Love From Manenberg and researching apartheid-era portraiture at UCT, I had the opportunity to interview David Goldblatt. David’s responses  to my questions concerning photography and Apartheid were thoughtful and, in my opinion, brilliant. I’ve spent many hours reflecting on his words and his generous spirit in the time since this interview took place. Below is an excerpt from our conversation. Additional excerpts will be published in the coming weeks.

Images ©David Goldblatt
Interview ©David Goldblatt, ©Sarah Stacke



Woman in her mother’s home, Soweto, Johannesburg, 1972.
David Goldblatt.














Afrikaner boy, Hillbrow, Johannesburg, 1972.
David Goldblatt.


Written by Sarah Stacke

May 13, 2013 at 12:11 pm

12.20.12 Naomi: Franz & Harriet

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Franz and Harriet Lottering, parents of Naomi and Debby, on their wedding day in Manenberg.  Harriet passed away when Naomi was in her late teens and living on the streets in Johannesburg. The family believes witchcraft played a role in her death.  Read more about this project here.

Franz and Harriet Lottering.  Wedding Day.

Written by Sarah Stacke

December 30, 2012 at 2:33 pm

07.22.12 Naomi: Family Manenberg

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Naomi at home in Manenberg with her sister Debby, nephews Mizy and Obi and stepsister Kimmy.  Read more about this project here.


Written by Sarah Stacke

July 22, 2012 at 1:03 pm

07.09.12 Naomi: Shaquille in Manenberg

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Naomi’s two-year-old son Shaquille playing in the living room of the Lottering’s Manenberg apartment.  Read more about this project here.


Written by Sarah Stacke

July 9, 2012 at 11:13 am

07.09.12 Naomi: Sunday

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Sunday afternoon at the Lottering home in Manenberg.  Read more about this project here.


Written by Sarah Stacke

July 9, 2012 at 6:02 am

07.02.12 Finding Naomi

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Naomi’s National ID card. Although it is no longer necessary for South African citizens to carry an ID card with them at all times, Naomi must have it when she visits the health clinic, signs a contract (such as for a mobile phone) and for interactions with most government agencies.  Read more about this project here.


Written by Sarah Stacke

July 2, 2012 at 5:19 am

07.22.11 Jabu Tom: Langa to Khayelitsha

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Over the weekend Jabu and  I rode the Metrorail from Langa to Khayelitsha, the oldest formal township to the largest and fastest growing informal township.  This particular route is primarily utilized by township residents to commute to and from the City Center.  As the train travels east, the concrete houses of Langa gradually evolve into a sprawl of wood and tin shacks where the corrugated roofs meet the distant horizon.  Nine months out of the year Jabu travels on the train twice per day to transport his sculptures from Langa to the City Center.

Written by Sarah Stacke

July 22, 2011 at 3:37 pm