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  • He freed me. He freed you. He freed every single one of us.

  • I say today Mandela is a very very

  • good man.

  • I became captivated by the stories of the men and women of South Africa that we know

  • and love today, but the one thing that drove me was to meet and photograph Nelson Mandela

  • but I was told by all and sundry it was never gonna happen.

  • This country you know we were prepared to see the most incredible race war, erupt.

  • There comes a time that

  • you either succumb or you fight back.

  • I felt so humbled to be part of such bravery.

  • When he walked out of jail we didn't even know were crying.

  • The whole world just came to a standstill.

  • We never imagined that Mandela is going to be president

  • That I'm going to be a member of parliament.

  • Happily, I lived long enough to experience

  • a change.

  • When Nelson Mandela asked to see the portraits of these men and women that had become part of a project

  • that he'd inspired

  • that moment was the most humbling moment of my life.

  • Phillip Tobias. Dr Phillip Tobias.

  • I think you know him, that's FW.

  • Sorry Madiba you were saying, when you were in prison

  • Mandela represents an image of possibility.

  • He still had the capacity to forgive so many ugly things.

  • He respects all life. He doesn't even kill a fly.

  • Why is it that we admire people like

  • Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela? The answer must be

  • that it is because they are good!

  • Perfect.

  • I can see you!

  • At one point I looked up and every single one of the crew was crying.

  • And all I could think about was, I hope this is in focus.

  • Tilt it down a bit please. Perfect.

  • I chose to photograph a reflection of Nelson Mandela

  • so that when we look at that portrait we can reflect

  • on ourselves, we can reflect on his legacy

  • and we can reflect on our future.

  • Never, never, and never again

  • Shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience

  • the oppression of one by another. Let freedom reign!

  • God Bless Africa!

He freed me. He freed you. He freed every single one of us.

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    Halu Hsieh posted on 2013/12/06
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