Nelson Mandela Foundation

April 20, 2011 – You might appear in a photograph with Nelson Mandela without even knowing it. Please help us discover who appears in our “Mysterious Mandela” photographs by using social networks, conventional media or conversations with your friends and family.

“We are hoping people who feature in any of the photographs will come forward with the story behind the picture,” said Sello Hatang, spokesperson for the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory.

The first series of “Mysterious Mandela” photographs in the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory archive were published on April 6, 2011. The Centre is presently processing the information it received following the release of the material.

This week’s batch of “Mysterious Mandela” photographs will appear on www.nelsonmandela.org; on the Nelson Mandela Facebook page and on the Nelson Mandela Twitter account .

The Centre will publish the missing contextual information when it is authenticated.

We ask you to complete the information by commenting in our gallery if you have any of the following information regarding each photograph:

  1. Who the un-identified people in the photo are
  2. Who the photographer is
  3. When and where the photo was taken
  4. Who the copyright holder is

The second batch of mystery photographs are:

Mysterious Mandela photograph 7

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Nelson Mandela with a man and a woman holding a child in Alexandra in the late 1950s.Click here to add a comment and submit further information about this photograph.

Mysterious Mandela photograph 8

Mysterious Mandela photograph 9

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Nelson Mandela with two men. Possibly taken around 2001. Click here to add a comment and submit further information about this photograph.

Mysterious Mandela photograph 10

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Nelson Mandela hugging a child, at a Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund event.Click here to add a comment and submit further information about this photograph.

Mysterious Mandela photograph 11

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Nelson Mandela and George Bizos probably taken at an event around 2003. Click here to add a comment and submit further information about this photograph.

Mysterious Mandela photograph 12

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Nelson Mandela greeting girls, somewhere in the Cape. The bodyguard is Conroy Herandien. Click here to add a comment and submit further information about this photograph.

Mysterious Mandela photograph 13

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Nelson Mandela and Graça Machel in an official photograph issued by the Office of the President after their marriage on 18 July, 1998. Click here to add a comment and submit further information about this photograph.

   

Members of the public are invited to contribute to building this important resource.