|Upstairs @ Bamboo - ICONIC exhibition|
It's Nelson Mandela Day today. We are all trying to live his legacy by donating 67 minutes of our time to a good deed. The 67 minutes is the 67 years Nelson Mandela spent for the greater good. 27 of those years were spent in jail.
George Bizos was the keynote speaker at the opening reception of ICONIC. 5% of the proceeds are donated to the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
|Oscar Gutierrez on the left with George Bizos in the middle|
The following is the Artist Statement: Oscar Gutierrez:
As a photographer, I live the tension of capturing movement and depth with an image, while working with the limitations of the situation I reflect. For example, flash was not possible when photographic Mandela. I do appreciate portraits, but I generally want to bring in context. I want to give viewers a glimpse into a time and place; show them the moment, but also the pasts and futures of my subjects. Capturing these iconic moments was a way of keeping alive the memories of those leaders who are no longer with us. Madiba's centenary month seemed to be the right time to recollect those moments.
|ICONIC exhibit at Upstairs @ Bamboo|
|A true ICON - Nelson Mandela|
|Bridget van Oerle walking with George Bizos at ICONIC|
|George Bizos with Mokgadi Molebatsi at ICONIC (sorry, bad light)|
Disclaimer: I was invited to the opening, but not asked/paid to write this.