2 of 3 portraits of Nelson Mandela
by Michael Peto
modern bromide print from original negative, June 1962
12 7/8 in. x 12 7/8 in. (326 mm x 328 mm) image size
Given by University of Dundee - Michael Peto Collection, 2013
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Sitterback to top
- Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918-2013), President of South Africa; President of the African National Congress. Sitter in 3 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Michael Peto (1908-1970), Photojournalist. Artist of 22 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
In January 1962, Mandela left South Africa secretly using the adopted name David Motsamayi. After travelling around Africa, he visited England in June that year, to gain support for the African National Congress' struggle against the apartheid policies of the ruling National Party. Peto photographed Mandela for the Observer at the Haringey home of Oliver Tambo, with whom Mandela had established South Africa's first black legal practice. On his return to South Africa, Mandela was arrested on 5 August 1962. He served a continuous term of imprisonment for his involvement in the struggle against apartheid until 1990.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Various contributors, National Portrait Gallery: A Portrait of Britain, 2014, p. 227
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Michael Peto Photographs: Mandela to McCartney (17 September 2013 - 1 June 2014)