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Photograph - Cup Final, Orlando Stadium, Soweto.
  • Cup Final, Orlando Stadium, Soweto.
    Goldblatt, David, born 1930 - died 2018
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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

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of David Goldblatt, 1987

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

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

Marks and inscriptions

titled, dated 1972, signed
pencil verso

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

various annotations
pencil verso


Height: 26.7 cm image, Width: 26.7 cm image, Height: 30.3 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

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


Africa; Photographs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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