"South African photographer David GOLDBLATT grew up in the South African town of Randfontein, which was shaped by the social culture and financial success of the gold mines surrounding it. When these mines started to fail in the mid-1960s he began taking photos of them, which form the basis of 'On the Mines'.
The book was published in 1973, now re-designed and expanded.
The book 'On The Mines' by David GOLDBLATT features an essay on the human and political dimensions of mining in South Africa by Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer, whose writing has long influenced him.
This new version of the book maintains the original three chapters 'The Witwatersrand: a Time and Tailings', 'Shaftsinking' and 'Mining Men', but is otherwise completely up-dated, in his words, 'to expand the view but not to alter the sense of things'.
There are thirty-one new mostly unpublished photos including colour images, eleven deleted images, a postscript by Gordimer to her essay, as well as a text by David GOLDBLATT reflecting on his childhood and the 1973 book." © Steidl Verlag, 2012)
- Nadine Gordimer
- Re-edit, linen bound HC with dust jacket, 28,5 x 28,5 cm, 180 pp., b/w ills., text language: English