Photographer David Goldblatt exposes humanity in former criminals

David Goldblatt discusses his series Ex-Offenders (2008–12), 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 wanted to learn about the perpetrators as individuals. The photographs are accompanied by lengthy captions that tell the stories of the subjects and their crimes.



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