Fale le Fale
an exhibition by David Goldblatt


Fale le Fale is an exhibition of works selected from both Goldblatt’s historical oeuvre as well as the work he actively continues to produce, which explores the shifts in significance over time and the ways in which meaning is made through processes of representation. Goldblatt’s photographs are often invested in similar ways, enacting multiple and layered perspectives and questioning the function of photography as a medium of representation. Fale le Fale is Sesotho for ‘There and There’ referencing the curatorial process of selecting photographs from ‘there and there’ for this exhibition, but also as a suggestion of the ways in which Goldblatt’s practice has encompassed not only a wide coverage of places and times, but also of meanings, of ideas.

In reference to Goldblatts’ pivotal role in establishing the Market Photo Workshop as a space for the development
of visual literacy in marginalised communities as well as his extensive photography career, students of the Photo
Workshop will host two events in response to Goldblatt and his work:

After 1976
Thursday 16 June 2011

An interdisciplinary exhibition by public submission, After 1976, is a Youth Day event in collaboration with Keleketla! that will showcase works which explore notions of youth and shifts of meaning over time. The exhibition takes, as its point of departure, « looking around corners », attempting to piece together the ways in which our visual
documentations and manifestations might represent us as an age. The title, After 1976, locates the exhibition as a space in which the current youth of South Africa might consider the effect of visual media on their own representation in the same ways as the haunting imagery of the 1976 youth uprisings have become iconic of an age.

In Conversation
Tuesday 28 June 2011

Two students from the Market Photo Workshop, Lebogang Kganye and Biko Molobye, will host a conversation with David Goldblatt about his work, his legacy, and taking photographs at 80.