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Photograph - Pulling out of Pretoria: the 7:00 p.m. bus from Marabastad to Waterval in KwaNdebele
  • Pulling out of Pretoria: the 7:00 p.m. bus from Marabastad to Waterval in KwaNdebele
    Goldblatt, David, born 1930
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Pulling out of Pretoria: the 7:00 p.m. bus from Marabastad to Waterval in KwaNdebele

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Africa (photographed)

  • Date:

    02/02/1984 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Goldblatt, David, born 1930 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    gelatin silver print

  • Museum number:

    PH.66-1987

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case X, shelf 935, box L

  • Image in copyright

Growing up in a small town outside Johannesburg, Goldblatt witnessed the harsh realities of South African life. His photographs explore this reality, intimately examining its complexities and contradictions. This image captures workers in the first fifteen minutes of their four-hour journey back to KwaNdebele, the 'homeland' to which many black South Africans were forcibly moved. They made this journey morning and evening, a total of eight hours travelling for a day's work.

Physical description

A black and white photograph of people travelling by bus at night.

Place of Origin

South Africa (photographed)

Date

02/02/1984 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Goldblatt, David, born 1930 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

gelatin silver print

Marks and inscriptions

Copyright by David Goldblatt Box 1464, Johannesburg, South Africa
titled, dated, signed
various annotations

Dimensions

Height: 22.2 cm image, Width: 32.1 cm image, Height: 27.7 cm sheet, Width: 35.4 cm sheet

Descriptive line

'Pulling out of Pretoria: the 7:00 p.m. bus from Marabastad to Waterval in KwaNdebele', 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. 41.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Gelatin silver process

Subjects depicted

Apartheid; Buses; KwaNdebele

Categories

Africa; Photographs

Collection code

PDP

Qr_O131204
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