David Goldblatt. Documentary photographer, mainly in South Africa.
It is sad to say, perhaps because I am so jaded myself, that many of his images wash over me. I have seen much of his work, and I am now so desensitized to it, that few of his images strike me any more.
This is such an emotive image. The dialogue to the left explains it better than I had interpreted it in my own mind, but both versions are equally emotive.
Without the text to the left is an anatomical study of hate. It could be Africa, it could be Nazi Germany, it could be England. The faces are the same, the message the same.
As it turns out, it was of a more progressive person than you might think, but still, he was part (and leader) of an evil regime.
I also like the text about Goldblatt "taking it out on the film" because of his anger...
Well. Here goes. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.