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Photograph - Domestic servants waiting for the bus to take them home to the black township of Vosloorus, Boksburg.
  • Domestic servants waiting for the bus to take them home to the black township of Vosloorus, Boksburg.
    Goldblatt, David, born 1930 - died 2018
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Domestic servants waiting for the bus to take them home to the black township of Vosloorus, 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.85-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A black and white photograph of a suburban street scenery. A group of black women waits in front of a supermarket, the 'Pick e' Save Food Centre'. Three of them have sat down on the sidewalk. The empty tarmac of the street covers the whole foreground of the image.

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 verso

various annotations
pencil verso

Dimensions

Height: 24.5 cm image, Width: 24 cm image, Height: 30.3 cm sheet, Width: 30.3 cm sheet

Descriptive line

'Domestic servants waiting for the bus to take them home to the black township of Vosloorus, Boksburg', gelatin silver print by David Goldblatt, 1980.

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

Goldblatt, David. In Boksburg. New York: Errata Editions, 2010. Illustrated plate 37.
Goldblatt, David. In Boksburg. Cape Town: The Gallery Press, 1982. Illustrated plate 65.
Goldblatt, David. Kith, kin & khaya: South African photographs. Johannesburg: Goodman Gallery Editions, 2010. Illustrated p. 114, 194.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Gelatin silver process

Subjects depicted

Suburbs; Supermarkets; Apartheid

Categories

Africa; Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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