Private Mandela

Between the years 2003 – 2013 Matthew Willman was commissioned by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to assist in the archiving and documentation of the life and times of their founder, Nelson Mandela. This afforded Willman many intimate and private commissioned photo shoots with Nelson Mandela himself.

‘It took me 10 years of active hard work to be afforded the opportunity to meet Nelson Mandela. This initial interaction began a 10 year commission to produce images that went beyond the formal and allowed images of a very rare nature to be created.’ MW