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Photograph - A Transkei family in KTC Squatter Camp, Cape Town
  • A Transkei family in KTC Squatter Camp, Cape Town
    Goldblatt, David, born 1930 - died 2018
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A Transkei family in KTC Squatter Camp, Cape Town

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Africa (photographed)

  • Date:

    1984 (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.106-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A black and white photograph of a family inside a makeshift shelter. The woman and the man are lying on the opposite ends of a bed while the child is sitting between them.

Place of Origin

South Africa (photographed)

Date

1984 (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, verso

titled, dated 1984, signed
pencil verso

various annotations
pencil verso

Dimensions

Height: 26.9 cm image, Width: 26.9 cm image, Height: 40.2 cm sheet, Width: 30.2 cm sheet

Descriptive line

'A Transkei family in KTC Squatter Camp, Cape Town', gelatin silver print by David Goldblatt, 1984.

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

Goldblatt, David. Kith, kin & khaya: South African photographs. Johannesburg: Goodman Gallery Editions, 2010. Illustrated p. 91, 193.

Production Note

Alternative title: 'No work, no pass, no legal rights to employment or residence in the area which they have 'settled': a family in their shelter at KTC Squatter Camp, Cape Town. Their shelter has been demolished by officials of the Western Cape Development Board more times they can remember. 1984'.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Gelatin silver process

Subjects depicted

Shelters; Apartheid; Families

Categories

Africa; Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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