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Zulu women salvaging bricks for a white contractor from Indians' houses demolished under the Group Areas Act, Fietas, Johannesburg

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Africa (photographed)

  • Date:

    1982 (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.70-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A black and white photograph of a heap of bricks in front of a demolished house. A group of women is salvaging bricks from the destroyed buildings. in the background.

Place of Origin

South Africa (photographed)

Date

1982 (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, centre verso

titled, dated 1982, signed
pencil verso

various annotations
pencil verso

Dimensions

Height: 26.8 cm image, Width: 33.8 cm image, Height: 30.1 cm sheet, Width: 40.3 cm sheet

Descriptive line

'Zulu women salvaging bricks for a white contractor from Indians' houses demolished under the Group Areas Act, Fietas, Johannesburg', gelatin silver print by David Goldblatt, 3 June 1982.

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

Goldblatt, David. Fifty-one Years. Barcelona: Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 2001. Illustrated p. 226.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Gelatin silver process

Subjects depicted

Labour; Apartheid; Ruins

Categories

Africa; Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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