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Nelson Mandela

"Mandela represents an image of possibility, the ability to rise beyond impossible differences and conflict to imagine and make real a reconciled, more just, more equitable South Africa." - Kumi Naidoo

The portrait shows Mandela's image reflected in the mirror - looking at us as we look at him. As Adrian Steirn explains: "Nelson Mandela has come to symbolise hope for many South Africans. He is a man whose life and principles have captured the imagination of the world. I wanted to shoot a portrait that reflected his legacy - a legacy that we can all carry into the future by sharing his integrity and belief that a bright future lies ahead."