R6105/3 Photograph ‘#19’

Black and white photograph of man with tailcoats and briefcase

#19 by John Liebenberg (Museum Accession number: R6105/3) Image copyright: John Arthur Liebenberg

This photo shows a smartly dressed man wearing a tailcoat with a briefcase. It was taken at the Okombone compound in Namibia where migrant workers were housed. He is probably a salesman who has come to sell clothes to the workers. This work is from the series ‘Weekends at the Okombone’ by John Liebenberg, a South African photojournalist who worked in Namibia. Black and white photographic print on fiber base paper, collected as part of the Fashioning Africa project.

Creator: John Liebenberg

Title: #19

Place: Namibia, Southern Africa, Africa

Date: 1984