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For more than half a century, photographer Peter Magubane and Nelson Mandela's paths have crossed several times.
In the 1950s, a young Magubane was among the throngs of journalists and photographers who captured the historic Rivonia Trial in which Mandela was one of the accused. Magubane also photographed many other events in between that would shape the history of this country - among them 1960 Sharpville massacre; the Soweto uprising of 1976; Mandela's Walk to Freedom in 1990 and the historic general elections of 1994.
Throughout the struggle years, Magubane came to know Mandela well - first as a political leader and then as an icon. A kinship was forged between the two. After Mandela's release in 1990, Magubane became his official photographer. Magubane's unlimited access to Madiba has allowed him to continue chronicling the life of this remarkable leader and icon.
The result is a portfolio of fascinating, moving and often surprising photographs captured in Man of the People: A photographic tribute to Nelson Mandela, published to coincide with Madiba's 90th birthday.
It's a masterpiece, not only about Mandela but also about Magubane and their parallel lives. It is an eyewitness account of the many events that have shaped this country and a personal tribute to one of the world's greatest leaders, from one of the world's best photographers. Magubane has published 16 books already. He has won numerous awards for his work, but this is by far one of his most outstanding works. It's a collector's item.