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Cup Final, Orlando Stadium, Soweto.

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    South Africa (photographed)

  • Date:

    11/1972 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    gelatin silver print

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 935, box C

Physical description

A black and white photograph of the inside of a stadium. On the track a convertible is passing by with a woman on the backseat waving to the cheering crowd on the stadium stands. In the foreground, a policeman is holding a German shepherd dog on a leash.

Place of Origin

South Africa (photographed)


11/1972 (photographed)


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

Materials and Techniques

gelatin silver print


Height: 26.7 cm image, Width: 26.7 cm image, Height: 40.2 cm sheet, Width: 30.1 cm sheet

Descriptive line

'Cup Final, Orlando Stadium, Soweto', gelatin silver print by David Goldblatt, November 1972.

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

Goldblatt, David. Fifty-one Years. Barcelona: Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 2001. Illustrated p. 152.
Goldblatt, David. Kith, kin & khaya: South African photographs. Johannesburg: Goodman Gallery Editions, 2010. Illustrated p. 154, 197.
Goldblatt, David. TJ. Johannesburg Photographs 1948-2010. Rome: Contrasto, 2010. Illustrated p. 98.


Photographic paper


Gelatin silver process

Subjects depicted

Crowds; Apartheid; Soccer fields; Stadiums; Policemen; Dogs (animals)


Africa; Photographs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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