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Photograph - Eyesight testing at Vosloorus Eye Clinic, sponsored by Boksburg Lions Club, Boksburg
  • Eyesight testing at Vosloorus Eye Clinic, sponsored by Boksburg Lions Club, Boksburg
    Goldblatt, David, born 1930 - died 2018
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Eyesight testing at Vosloorus Eye Clinic, sponsored by Boksburg Lions Club, Boksburg

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Africa (photographed)

  • Date:

    1980 (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.75-1992

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2A, shelf DR81

Physical description

A black and white photograph of a man sitting on a medical chair in an examination room. He is wearing glasses. An eyesight test hangs on the wall behind him. In front of him another man in a lab coat seems to examine him.

Place of Origin

South Africa (photographed)

Date

1980 (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 1980, signed
pencil, top and lower centre verso

various annotations
pencil verso

Dimensions

Height: 180 mm image, Width: 180 mm image, Height: 305 mm sheet, Width: 305 mm sheet

Descriptive line

'Eyesight testing at Vosloorus Eye Clinic, sponsored by Boksburg Lions Club, Boksburg', gelatin silver print by David Goldblatt, 1980.

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

Goldblatt, David. In Boksburg. New York: Errata Editions, 2010.

Production Note

Title as appears on verso. This title differs from the one published by the artist's gallery, Michael Stevenson, where the work is entitled: 'Eyesight testing at the Vosloorus Eye Clinic of the Boksburg Lions Club'.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Gelatin silver process

Subjects depicted

Apartheid; Physicians

Categories

Photographs; Africa

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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