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Pondo miners, mine compound, Carletonville, 1970
1970; printed 1983

gelatin silver photograph
25.9 × 25.8 cm (image) 30.5 × 30.4 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Carletonville, South Africa
inscribed (diagonally) in pencil on reverse l.c.l.: David Goldblatt / 1983.
inscribed (diagonally) in pencil on reverse l.c.r.: Pondo miners, / mine compound. / Carletonville 1970.
Accession Number
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the artist, 1983
© David Goldblatt
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Daryl and Anne Whinney
Gallery location
Not on display
David Goldblatt’s photographs from the 1970s and 1980s form a striking portrait of the inequities faced in South Africa under the rule of apartheid. The Afrikaner people in Goldblatts images clearly live a life of privilege, and their middle-class affluence is highlighted in an uncomfortable juxtaposition with the lives of black South Africans.