David Goldblatt
Particulars

1-25 October 2003

The Particulars exhibition consists of 27 black-and-white 16 x 20" images and coincided with the launch of the book of the same title. Goldblatt worked on the Particular series for many years, and in this publication he brings together photographs of South Africa people illustrating how a small detail of a body, clothing, hair or skin can lead a viewer to make judgments about class and colour, and time and place. The book was published in five colours on 250 gsm acid free, dioxin free Job Parilux paper manufactured from chlorine free pulp in an edition of 100 collectors' copies and 500 standard copies. Of these, 100 copies and 20 author's proofs were supplied in hand-made slip-cases, each with a 203 x 254 mm silver print, processed to archival standards, of one of four of the photographs in the book. The prints were made by Dennis da Silva of Silvertone International, Johannesburg. The prints have been signed by the author, and the slip- cased books signed and numbered opposite the title page.

Publishing details are as follows:
Publisher: Goodman Gallery Editions, Johannesburg
ISBN 0-620-30659-9
Design: Francois Smit and David Goldblatt
Editor: Mary Reynolds
Reproduction: Scan Shop
Printing: Hansa Reproprint cc, Cape Town
Binding: Hand-sewn by GraphiCraft, Cape Town



1
Woman smoking
Fordsburg, Johannesburg, 1975


2
Man on a bench
Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 1975


3
Women at play during their lunch-hour
Pieter Roos Park, Johannesburg, 1975


4
Man sleeping
Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 1975


5
Woman collecting shellfish
Port St Johns, Transkei, 1975


6
Woman sun-bathing
Fellside, Johannesburg, 1975


7
Man sleeping
Joubert Park, Johannesburg, August 1975


8
Woman sleeping
Zoo Lake, Johannesburg, 1975


9
Woman sleeping
Zoo Lake, Johannesburg, 1975


10
Woman dressed for an occasion
Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 1975


11
Child minder
Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 1975


12
Woman resting on her way to work
De Villiers Street Park, Johannesburg, July 1975


13
Man with necklace
Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 1975


14
Woman at a picnic
Zoo Lake, Johannesburg, 1975


15
Girl with purse
Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 1975


16
Woman on her bed
Yeoville, Johannesburg, December 1983


17
Grandmother and child
Transkei, 1975


18
Woman going to the trading store holding money under her blanket
Near Flagstaff, Transkei, 1975


19
Woman resting at the trading store
Hobeni, Bomwanaland, Transkei, 1975


20
Blanketed man at the trading store
Hobeni, Bomwanaland, Transkei, 1975


21
Woman at home
Coffee Bay, Transkei, 1975


22
Woman on a bench
Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 1975


23
Couple at The Wilds
Johannesburg, 1975


24
Woman with pierced ear
Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 1975


25
Couple on a Sunday afternoon
Zoo Lake, Johannesburg, 1975


26
Crippled by a stray bullet from an argument in which he had no part, a former gold-miner sits in a wheelchair and begs at a crossroad on the Johannesburg-Cape Town highway, while pursuing winning numbers for the national lottery.
Springfontein, 7 August 2003


27
Handwork for sale
Marine Parade, Durban, 2 August, 1982

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