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Gathering of Jehovah's Witnesses, Jabulani Stadium, Soweto

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    South Africa (photographed)

  • Date:

    1972 (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:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A black and white photograph showing a view on the South African Townships of Soweto with rows of small houses stretching to the horizon. In the foreground of the image a man on a stage seems to be holding a speech. He is standing in front of a painted backdrop with a mountainside landscape.

Place of Origin

South Africa (photographed)


1972 (photographed)


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, verso

various annotations
pencil verso

titled, dated 1972, signed
pencil verso


Height: 23.9 cm image, Width: 24.6 cm image, Height: 30.3 cm sheet, Width: 30.3 cm sheet

Descriptive line

'Gathering of Jehovah's witnesses, Jabulani Stadium, Soweto', gelatin silver print by David Goldblatt, November 1972.

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

Goldblatt, David. TJ. Johannesburg Photographs 1948-2010. Rome: Contrasto, 2010. Illustrated p. 82.
Goldblatt, David. Fifty-one Years. Barcelona: Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 2001. Illustrated p. 149.


Photographic paper


Gelatin silver process

Subjects depicted

Religion (concept); Apartheid


Africa; Photographs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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