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Photograph - Circumcision initiate in the hut of the 'abakwetha', Transkei
  • Circumcision initiate in the hut of the 'abakwetha', Transkei
    Goldblatt, David, born 1930 - died 2018
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Circumcision initiate in the hut of the 'abakwetha', Transkei

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Africa (photographed)

  • Date:

    1975 (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.54-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A black and white photograph of a man resting on a bed in a hut. His face is painted white.

Place of Origin

South Africa (photographed)

Date

1975 (photographed)

Artist/maker

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 1975, signed
pencil verso

Dimensions

Height: 20.1 cm image, Width: 20.1 cm image, Height: 30.4 cm sheet, Width: 30.2 cm sheet

Descriptive line

'Circumcision initiate in the hut of the 'abakwetha', Transkei', gelatin silver print by David Goldblatt, 1975.

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

Goldblatt, David. Kith, kin & khaya: South African photographs. Johannesburg: Goodman Gallery Editions, 2010. Illustrated p. 83, 192
Goldblatt, David. Fifty-one Years. Barcelona: Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 2001. Illustrated p. 247.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Gelatin silver process

Subjects depicted

Rituals (events); Apartheid; Initiations; Circumcisions; Huts

Categories

Africa; Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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