Nelson Mandela Quintessential peacemaker, global
icon of racial reconciliation, political prisoner, president,
statesman, father, grandfather and husband.
When finally freed in
1990 after 27 years of incarceration Nelson Mandela continued
his quest for reform and democracy. Included in this was his
commitment to the eradication of poverty and the end to AIDS
Africa. One of only four organisations in the world that he lends
his good name to is MaAfrika Tikkun (transforming mother Africa).
MaAfrika Tikkun is a Non
Government Organisation (NGO) founded in 1994 to offer resources,
training and sustainable support to South Africas poorest
communities. Nelson Mandela is the Chief Patron and has hailed
Tikkuns programmes as a miracle.
Part of the proceeds from
each sale are directed towards these initiatives.
and order form for this collection
is available for download here as an Acrobat PDF document (382k).
The Nelson Mandela Photograph Collection: David
Moore was commissioned by Professor Allan Snyder to take the
photographs in this Collection.
Nelson Mandela was photographed
on the occasion of the What Makes a Champion? forum,
held at Sydney University in September 2000 to coincide with
the Olympic Games. The forum was the brainchild of Professor
Snyder, who invited Nelson Mandela to open the event.
David Moore 1927 2003: One of Australias most
renowned and widely travelled photojournalist. His extraordinary
archive covers both his homeland and the many countries and subjects
he visited over a sixty year career.
In 1951 Moore left for
London, and was the first Australian photojournalist to work
consistently for the international picture magazines during their
grand era of the 1950s. For seven years he photographed on assignment
in the U.K., Europe, Scandinavia, Africa and the U.S.A., and
his work was published in such journals as The Observer, Time-Life,
Look and The New York Times. He was one of only two Australian
photographers included in the Family of Man exhibition in New
York in 1955.
From 1958 Moore travelled
the world for his New York agency, Black Star, working for Time-Life
Books, National Geographic and corporate industrial clients.
From the 1970s onwards
Moore was based in Sydney and his work reflected his views of
Australia. His photographs have been published in many books
and are in many Australian collections including those of the
Australian National Gallery. Collections are also held at the
New York Museum of Modern Art, Le Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris,
and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.