The origins of this book lie in David Goldblatt‘s simple observation that many of his fellow South Africans, regardless of their race and class, are the victims of often violent crime. “I have asked myself,” says Goldblatt, “not least in the fear and fury of holdups with knives and guns, who are you? Are you monsters? Are you ‘ordinary’ people—if there are such? How did you come to do this? What are your lives?” And so began in 2008 Ex Offenders at the Scene of Crime for which Goldblatt photographed criminal offenders and alleged offenders at the place that was probably life-changing...
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