krugers day brand road 1993

Krugers Day, Brand Road 1993

Print Format
Vintage C-type prints / Archival Digital Prints
Print Size
12 x 16” prints / 40 x 48cm
Edition /12 / Second edition /15
1 print left from the original edition (hand printed by Buckland).

This image is one of Buckland’s most recognised photographs. It marks the last Krugers Day, 10th October 1993 in a pre-democratic South Africa. The day was named after Paul Kruger, a Boer resistance leader and later president of the South African Republic, who celebrated his birthday on the 10th October. The day was used to underline the values and principles of Afrikaners, and was a day of feasting.

Taken in Brand road, Durban, it reflects a fond story about a woman tow truck driver. She had thrown in the towel with her pink tow-truck as her male competition was out ‘to do her in’. Not to be defeated, she took the day off and marked the end of her lucrative business with friends from Johannesburg with one of South Africa’s favourite drinks, Brandy and coke.