David Goldblatt on his photographic series Ex-Offenders

David Goldblatt discusses his series Ex-Offenders, for which he photographed former criminals or ex-offenders on parole, often at the sites where their crimes occurred. Moved by the ubiquity of violence and lawlessness in contemporary South Africa, he was interested in learning about some of the perpetrators as individuals. The photographs are accompanied by lengthy captions that tell the stories of his subjects and their crimes.

  • Total running time: 3 min. 50 sec.

  • Featured Artist: David Goldblatt
  • SFMOMA Release Date: November 2012