Spotted at the BAHA gallery, Maboneng, Jo’burg: Miriam Makeba, Drum magazine cover, June 1957.
(Maboneng, Johannesburg, February 2014 // Panasonic DMC-FS62)
Freedom fighter: Did you know the young Mandela was a mad keen boxer?
'Boxing is egalitarian,' he wrote in Long Walk to Freedom. ’In the ring, rank, age, color, and wealth are irrelevant…I never did any real fighting after I entered politics. My main interest was in training; I found the rigorous exercise to be an excellent outlet for tension and stress. After a strenuous workout, I felt both mentally and physically lighter. It was a way of losing myself in something that was not the struggle.’
Here are some great photos of the future President in training. Above, a five metre high steel sculpture of him outside the Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg - just opposite the Fox Street office where he and Oliver Tambo set up their law firm in 1953, then the only all-black law firm in the country.
( Johannesburg, February 2014 // Panasonic DMC-FS62)
Street art, Berlin
(Berlin, November 2013 // Panasonic DMC-FS62)