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Photograph - The salute of the banned African National Congress, at the graves of four assassinated black community leaders, Cradock, Eastern Cape
  • The salute of the banned African National Congress, at the graves of four assassinated black community leaders, Cradock, Eastern Cape
    Goldblatt, David, born 1930 - died 2018
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The salute of the banned African National Congress, at the graves of four assassinated black community leaders, Cradock, Eastern Cape

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Africa (photographed)

  • Date:

    07/1985 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    gelatin silver print

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of David Goldblatt, 1987

  • Museum number:

    E.112-1992

  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

Physical description

A black and white photograph of a boy standing in front of four fresh graves, raising his right fist. Though the place seems to be a cemetary it rather looks like a wasteland.

Place of Origin

South Africa (photographed)

Date

07/1985 (photographed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

gelatin silver print

Marks and inscriptions

titled, dated 1985, signed
pencil verso

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

various annotations
pencil verso

Dimensions

Height: 270 mm image, Width: 270 mm image, Height: 303 mm sheet, Width: 303 mm sheet

Descriptive line

'The salute of the banned African National Congress, at the graves of four assassinated black community leaders, Cradock, Eastern Cape', gelatin silver print by David Goldblatt, 20 July 1985.

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

Goldblatt, David / Gordimer, Nadine. Lifetimes: Under Apartheid. London: Jonathan Cape, 1986.
Elizabeth Price, In a dream you saw a way to survive and you were full of joy, London: Hayward Pulishing, 2016. ISBN: 9781853323485.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Gelatin silver process

Subjects depicted

Resistance movements; Graves; Apartheid; Cemetaries

Categories

Africa; Photographs; Politics

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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