Posts Tagged ‘Nelson Mandela’

White House Press Secretary to Photographers: We Respect You, But We Don’t Need You

Posted by on Friday December 13, 2013 | Media, Photojournalism

In an exchange yesterday with reporters over why press pool photographers were kept away from President Barack Obama on his trip to Nelson Mandela’s funeral last week, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney ducked, dodged–and said times have changed. “This is part of a bigger transformation that’s happening out there that’s driven by the ability... More

The Pleasure—and Challenges—of Photographing Nelson Mandela

Posted by on Thursday December 5, 2013 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Nelson Mandela, the legendary African National Congress leader and former South African president, was a symbol of hope, justice and human rights to people around the world. South African photographers who saw him up close over the years—both before his international fame and afterwards—recall a man who was every bit as charismatic, gracious, and good... More

Alfred Kumalo, Chronicler of Apartheid and Mandela’s Career, Dies at 82

Posted by on Monday October 22, 2012 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Photographer Alfred Kumalo, who documented the brutalities of the apartheid regime in South Africa and the career of Nelson Mandela, its first freely elected president, died in Johannesburg on October 21. The cause of death was renal failure, AP reports. He was 82. The African National Congress,  South Africa’s ruling party, said in a statement:... More