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'Release' Digital Photo

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Release Digital Print

Photo by Jonathan Burton

Digital print on archival paper

Dimensions 315mm x 220mm


This black and white photo, by Jonathan Burton, was taken just after the completion of the sculpture installation in 2012.

It is now available as a photographic print on archival paper.

The photo shows the sculpture of Madiba looking to the setting sun in the west with the rolling hills of the famous KwaZulu-Natal Midlands in the background. The sculpture eloquently becomes part of the surrounding landscape and visually shifts throughout the day - affected by the changing light and atmosphere behind and around it.

The 50 linear vertical steel columns line up at this point creating the illusion of a flat two dimensional image magically recreating Madiba's portrait, metaphorically announcing his return to the site of his disappearance from world view.

This is the largest artwork of its kind in South Africa and has instantly become an international symbol of the iconic status of Mandela.

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Photography at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site is strictly for personal use only.

Prior permission is required for commercial use. All of the images on this site are

protected by international copyright laws and may not be used without permission.

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