R6096/2 Photograph ‘Untitled #100’

Colour photograph of two men seated in portrait studio, wearing white vest tops and white trousers, holding beadwork.

Untitled #100 by Bobson Sukhdeo Mohanlall (Museum Accession Number R6096/2). Image copyright: the Bobson Sukhdeo Mohanlall Estate & Axis Gallery

This studio portrait shows two men wearing white vest tops and white workwear trousers embellished with Zulu affiliated designs. They are adorned with beadwork as well as holding beadwork up to the camera. Photographed by Bobson Sukhdeo Mohanlall at his studio in Durban, South Africa where he catered mainly for 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 #100

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

Date: c1965-c1975