R6096/1 Photograph ‘Untitled #30’

Colour photograph of a woman posing in a portrait studio, wearing a blanket cape and dark glasses.

Untitled #30 by Bobson Sukhdeo Mohanlall (Museum Accession Number R6096/1). Image copyright: the Bobson Sukhdeo Mohanlall Estate & Axis Gallery

This studio portrait shows a woman wearing beadwork, a basotho blanket and dark glasses. Photographed by Bobson Sukhdeo Mohanlall at his studio in Durban, South Africa where he catered for mainly Zulu clients. He was of Indian heritage and was a pioneer in South African colour photography in the 1960s. Digital print, collected as part of the Fashioning Africa project.

Creator: Bobson Sukhdeo Mohanlall

Title: Untitled #30

Place: Durban, eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa

Date: c1965-c1975