In March, it was announced that as part of the 2018-2019 Sydney International Art Series, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) would be presenting a major retrospective by renowned South African photographer David Goldblatt. MCA Chief Curator Rachel Kent, who had spent a lot of time discussing the seven-decade exhibition with Goldblatt, said then how much he was looking forward to coming to Australia for the opening in October.

Then in June came the news that the 87-year old photographer had passed away peacefully in his sleep in his home in Johannesburg.

David GoldblattShop Assistant. Photos © David Goldblatt, courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

“It was incredibly sad,” says Kent. “He’d been in very fine health last year. I mean, we travelled the length and breadth of South Africa together. We did a wonderful road...

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