Goldblatt robbed in Bay

Gareth Wilson

WORLD renowned South African photographer and author David Goldblatt lost about three weeks’ worth of work when he was robbed in Port Elizabeth.

Goldblatt, 82, one of South Africa’s most famous documentary photographers, is known for his portrayal of South Africa during the apartheid years, and more recently the country’s landscapes.

He and his wife, Lily, were on a three- week tour of the Eastern Cape for a new book about post-apartheid South Africa. Johannesburg-based Goldblatt was photographing various former apartheid structures in townships for his new book.

The robbery on Wednesday morning occurred at the Emlotheni Memorial Park on the corner of Limba and Nqadini roads in New Brighton, just a day before the Goldblatts were due to leave the city for Cape Town.

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