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Photograph - 'Committee meeting of the Boksburg branch of the National Party, in the the Town Hall, Boksburg', gelatin silver print by David Goldblatt, 1980.
  • 'Committee meeting of the Boksburg branch of the National Party, in the the Town Hall, Boksburg', gelatin silver print by David Goldblatt, 1980.
    Goldblatt, David, born 1930 - died 2018
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'Committee meeting of the Boksburg branch of the National Party, in the the Town Hall, Boksburg', gelatin silver print by David Goldblatt, 1980.

  • 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.89-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A black and white photograph of a meeting in an assembly room with wooden floors, high ceilings and large windows. In the foreground a man who seems to be leading the meeting sits at a table, his back to the beholder. The audience consists of around 16 predominantly elderly people who sit in rows of chairs. There are several free seats left and the room seems much to big for the number of people.

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: 20 cm image, Width: 20 cm image, Height: 30.3 cm sheet, Width: 30.3 cm sheet

Descriptive line

'Committee meeting of the Boksburg branch of the National Party, in the Town Hall, Boksburg', gelatin silver print by David Goldblatt, 1980.

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

Goldblatt, David. In Boksburg. Cape Town: The Gallery Press, 1982. Illustrated plate 61.
Goldblatt, David. In Boksburg. New York: Errata Editions, 2010. Illustrated plate 37.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Gelatin silver process

Subjects depicted

Political parties; Town halls; Apartheid; Audiences; Meetings

Categories

Africa; Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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