Kim Ludbrook – The Quiet Mandela

The Quiet Mandela - 2006

Nelson Mandela takes a rare quite moment to himself during a press event in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Kim Ludbrook (b. 1969, Zimbabwe) is the 42-year old Regional Chief photographer Africa for international news agency, EPA Photos.

On the news front, he has recently covered the war in Libya, the inauguration of US President, Barack Obama, the coup in Madagascar, the 2008 xenophobia attacks in South Africa, the 2008 Kenya post-election violence, the falls of Saddam Hussein in Iraq and Charles Taylor in Liberia, the aftermath of the 2005 Asian Tsunami, as well as various elections and resulting unrest in numerous failing Africa states. On the sports front he has covered the 2011 Rugby World Cup, Euro 2008 soccer, 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics, The 2003 cricket World Cup in South Africa, World Cup Swimming, MotoGP, President’s Cup golf, International rugby, All Africa Games etc.

His work has been published by the likes of Time, Newsweek, The Telegraph, The Times, The New York Times, Marie Claire. Kim has also held various solo exhibitions including ‘Bikers’, ‘Sub cultures’ and ‘Mandela Portraits’ and has been featured in pre-eminent South African photography books.

Personal connection to Anton: Kim and Anton were friends, work colleagues and fellow South African photojournalists


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