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Photograph - Dominee S. M. van Vuuren prays with the family he is visiting, Witfield, Boksburg.
  • Dominee S. M. van Vuuren prays with the family he is visiting, Witfield, Boksburg.
    Goldblatt, David, born 1930 - died 2018
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Dominee S. M. van Vuuren prays with the family he is visiting, Witfield, 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.88-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A black and white photograph of a family, the parents with two little boys, sitting in a living room. They have all lowered their heads in concentration, the father is resting his forehead in his palm. They are praying together with a priest who sits at the left end of the couch, wearing a suit.

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: 18 cm image, Width: 18 cm image, Height: 20.8 cm sheet, Width: 30.3 cm sheet

Descriptive line

'Dominee S. M. van Vuuren prays with the family he is visiting, Witfield, 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 34.
Goldblatt, David. In Boksburg. Cape Town: The Gallery Press, 1982. Illustrated plate 59.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Gelatin silver process

Subjects depicted

Christianity; Religion (concept); Living rooms; Clergy; Apartheid; Families

Categories

Africa; Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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