Friends forum hosts Matthew Willman

2017-05-02 06:00
Photo: SuppliedMatthew Willman worked closely with Nelson Mandela for many years.

Photo: SuppliedMatthew Willman worked closely with Nelson Mandela for many years.

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THE Friends of the Kloof Library Forum will host internationally recognised documentary photographer and publisher of four best-selling books, Matthew Willman, on Thursday at 6pm in the Kloof Junior Primary School hall. As a young man with his roots in the province, Willman has used his exceptional talent in visual art to capture the essence of many eminent global personalities.
Some of these personalities included 12 presidents, eight Nobel Peace Prize laureates and a large number of sports personalities, musicians, politicians and philanthropists.
His commissions have included Archbishop Desmond Tutu, United States of America presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, and WHO (World Health Organisation) and Oxfam International leaders, to mention a few.

Perhaps one of Willman’s greatest achievements and one that plays a significant role in contributing to the recording and preserving of South Africa’s democratic change, is his work as a commissioned photographer for the Nelson Mandela Foundation and for 10 years for Madiba himself.
Over the years, he worked closely with the former president and icon, documenting the life and times of the man and creating an intense historical archive that is central to the Mandela Centre of Memory and Presidential Library in Johannesburg.

Tickets are R50 and R35 for paid-up members of Friends of Kloof Library and are available at the library at 031 764 5743.

- Supplied.

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