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Mandela photographer to give talk

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click to enlarge Nelson Mandela, photographed by Matthew Willman.
  • Nelson Mandela, photographed by Matthew Willman.

Matthew Willman, who was South African President Nelson Mandela's documentary photographer, will talk at the Clinton Presidential Center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1. The talk is in conjunction with the Clinton Center exhibit, "Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu," about the life of the extraordinary leader, which runs through Feb. 19, 2018.

Willman, who is based in Durban, South Africa, is also an author and speaker, and has also worked with Oxfam International, The World Health Organisation, The Vodacom Foundation, The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Robben Island Museum and The European Commission. His books include "Tripping over Presidents" and "We Called Him Madiba."

The program is free, but reservations are required, at

The exhibit at the Clinton Center requires admission to the library, which is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 62 and over and military and $6 for children ages 6-17. Besides Willman's photographs, it includes an 8-by-7-foot facsimile of the prison cell that Mandela was sentenced to live in for 18 of his 27 years in jail. It also includes artifacts on loan from the Clinton Presidential Library collection and Clinton's personal collection.

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