A perfect combination.
Imagine photographs by Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Wait a moment, then imagine some more by Diane Arbus and others by Sebastian Salgado. Good. Being the sort of person who reads this blog, you probably just conjured a dozen or more vividly remembered images in your mind’s eye.
Now imagine a photograph by David Goldblatt. Thought so. Unless you’re a fellow South African or one of his fans, you probably drew a blank. He’s one of the world’s most honored living photographers, a man who is greatly respected and, yet, is little known. It’s a paradox.