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Photograph - Nightriders of Kwandebele: +/- 2.45am: First bus of the day pulls in at Mathysloop. Bus will reach terminus in Marabastad  at 5.15am
  • Nightriders of Kwandebele: +/- 2.45am: First bus of the day pulls in at Mathysloop. Bus will reach terminus in Marabastad at 5.15am
    Goldblatt, David, born 1930 - died 2018
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Nightriders of Kwandebele: +/- 2.45am: First bus of the day pulls in at Mathysloop. Bus will reach terminus in Marabastad at 5.15am

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Africa (photographed)

  • Date:

    03/02/1984 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Goldblatt, David, born 1930 - died 2018 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    gelatin silver print

  • Museum number:

    PH.63-1987

  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

Physical description

A black and white photograph of a group of people waiting along the side of a road in the dark, a bus can be seen the far left corner.

Place of Origin

South Africa (photographed)

Date

03/02/1984 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Goldblatt, David, born 1930 - died 2018 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

gelatin silver print

Marks and inscriptions

Copyright by David Goldblatt Box 1464, Johannesburg, South Africa
artist's studio and copyright wetstamp, centre verso

titled, dated 3/2/84, signed
pencil, centre verso

various annotations
pencil verso

Dimensions

Height: 31.4 cm image, Width: 24.4 cm image, Height: 38 cm sheet, Width: 30 cm sheet

Descriptive line

'Nightriders of Kwandebele: +/- 2.45am: First bus of the day pulls in at Mathysloop. Bus will reach terminus in Marabastad at 5.15am', gelatin silver print by David Goldblatt, 1984

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Goldblatt, David. The Transported of Kwandebele. A South African Odyssey. New York: Aperture, 1989. Illustrated p. 15. Accompanying text on p. 14 reads:
'At about 2:40 A.M. a line for the earliest bus forms near a resettlement camp in the bush of KwaNdebele on the Boekenhouthoek-Marabastad route. The distance between the resettlement camps of KwaNdebele and the bus terminal at Marabastad in Pretoria, is between 100 and 160 kilometers (between about 62 and 99 miles). Depending on which camp commuters travel from, and provided that there are no breakdowns, the journey to Pretoria might take them anything from 1.8 to 3.2 hours. But since many workers take onward transport for up to another hour to get to their place of work, the whole journey might take up to about 4 hours. Thus the commuting workers of KwaNdebele spend between about 3 1/2 and 8 hours a day travelling to and from work.'

Production Note

Title as appears on verso; this title differs from the title assigned to the work as published in The Transported where the work is entitled '2.45 AM.: The first bus of the day pulls in at Mathysloop on the Boekenhouthoek-Marabastad route from KwaNdbele to Pretoria'.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Gelatin silver process

Subjects depicted

Buses; Apartheid

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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