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David Goldblatt at Barbican Art Gallery

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Photographs by David Goldblatt will feature on the exhibition Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s at the Barbican Art Gallery in London.

David Goldblatt, Saturday morning at the Hypermarket: Semi-Final Miss Lovely Legs, 1979-80

Photographs by David Goldblatt will feature on the exhibition Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s at the Barbican Art Gallery in London. This major photography exhibition surveys the medium from an international perspective, and, as well as Goldblatt, includes renowned photographers such as Bruce Davidson, William Eggleston, Boris Mikhailov, Raghubir Singh and Shomei Tomatsu.

Kate Bush, Head of Art Galleries for the Barbican Centre, spent a week of research in South African with Goldblatt in preparation for the show. Both Goldblatt and Bush decided to revisit his major series of the 1960s and 1970s, from On the Mines to Some Afrikaners Photographed, and In Boksburg. The selection includes rarely exhibited works.

"Over five decades, Goldblatt has created arguably one of the most important bodies of documentary photography in the history of the medium," states the Barbican website in its explanation of the show. "He has forged a complex, contradictory tableau of South Africa's fractured society, during and after apartheid."

The exhibition runs from 13 Sept 2012 –13 Jan 2013.