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Photograph - Man sleeping, Joubert Park, Johannesburg
  • Man sleeping, Joubert Park, Johannesburg
    Goldblatt, David, born 1930 - died 2018
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Man sleeping, Joubert Park, Johannesburg

  • Object:


  • 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:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A black and white photograph of the upper part of a man's body. The man is lying on the ground and turns his back to the camera. He is wearing a checkered flannel shirt.

Place of Origin

South Africa (photographed)


1975 (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

titled, dated 1975, signed
pencil verso

various annotations
pencil verso


Height: 23.1 cm image, Width: 27.8 cm image, Height: 27.8 cm sheet, Width: 35.2 cm sheet

Descriptive line

'Man sleeping, Joubert Park, Johannesburg', gelatin silver print by David Goldblatt, 1975

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

Goldblatt, David. Particulars. Johannesburg: Goodman Gallery Editions, 2003.
Goldblatt, David and Gordimer, Nadine. Lifetimes: Under Apartheid. London: Jonathan Cape, 1986. Illustrated p. 105.
Goldblatt, David. Photographs. Roma: Contrasto, 2006.
Goldblatt, David. Fifty-one Years. Barcelona: Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 2001. Illustrated p. 231.
Elizabeth Price, In a dream you saw a way to survive and you were full of joy, London: Hayward Pulishing, 2016. ISBN: 9781853323485.


Photographic paper


Gelatin silver process

Subjects depicted

Homeless persons; Apartheid


Photographs; Africa


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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