Joseph Lelyveld


Joseph Lelyveld is a former correspondent and Editor of The New York Times. His latest book is Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India.

 (June 2013)

  • Apartheid's Twisted Dream: David Goldblatt's South Africa

    July 2, 2010

    As a matter of crude shorthand, the South African photographer David Goldblatt might be described as his country's Walker Evans. Though Evans was one of Goldblatt's models when he was starting out more than a half century ago, the comparison at this point serves only to hint at the moral clarity of his vision, the seriousness of his purpose and the scope of his achievement. It does not prepare you in any serious way for the stirring experience that awaits you at the Jewish Museum where a copious exhibition of his black-and-white work, mainly from the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties--the heyday of apartheid--will be on display through September 19.