The salute of the banned African National Congress, at the graves of four assassinated black community leaders, Cradock, Eastern Cape

Photograph
07/1985 (photographed)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A black and white photograph of a boy standing in front of four fresh graves, raising his right fist. Though the place seems to be a cemetary it rather looks like a wasteland.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
gelatin silver print
Brief Description
'The salute of the banned African National Congress, at the graves of four assassinated black community leaders, Cradock, Eastern Cape', gelatin silver print by David Goldblatt, 20 July 1985.
Physical Description
A black and white photograph of a boy standing in front of four fresh graves, raising his right fist. Though the place seems to be a cemetary it rather looks like a wasteland.
Dimensions
  • Image height: 270mm
  • Image width: 270mm
  • Sheet height: 303mm
  • Sheet width: 303mm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
  • titled, dated 1985, signed (pencil verso)
  • Copyright by David Goldblatt Box 1464, Johannesburg, South Africa (artist's studio and copyright wetstamp, verso)
  • various annotations (pencil verso)
Credit line
Gift of David Goldblatt, 1987
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Goldblatt, David / Gordimer, Nadine. Lifetimes: Under Apartheid. London: Jonathan Cape, 1986.
  • Elizabeth Price, In a dream you saw a way to survive and you were full of joy, London: Hayward Pulishing, 2016. ISBN: 9781853323485.
Collection
Accession Number
E.112-1992

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record createdApril 16, 2008
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