The extraordinary life and legacy of Nelson Mandela defined an era in South Africa’s history. For nine years Matthew Willman relentlessly pursued his dream to shake the hand of Nelson Mandela. That journey opened the door for Willman to work as a commissioned photographer to the Nelson Mandela Foundation for a further 10 years. Contracted to archive and document the life and times of Nelson Mandela through photography, Willman amassed a collection of unique and definitive images.
This soft covered book is a photographic journey from Mandela’s humble beginnings, through his struggle to achieve freedom for all South Africans to his post presidential years, serving causes close to his heart. Willman shares some of the most intimate images ever captured of Nelson Mandela’s life. It is a celebration, a testament to the triumph of the human spirit over adversity.