Nelson Mandela and Ruth First at the ANC Conference in Bloemfontein, 1951

Hand printed, titled, dated and signed by Juergen Schadeberg in 2014, silver print, 30cm x 40cm, unframed, Limited Edition 3/40 and framed Limited Edition 4/40. PoA

“Nelson Mandela and activist Ruth First in December 1951 at the ANC Conference in Bloemfontein. This was a key annual ANC meeting when the decision was made to go ahead with the Defiance Campaign on 6th April 1952. Journalists Henry Nxumalo and (Sir) Anthony Sampson and I met and interviewed Nelson Mandela for the first time at this meeting. Mandela, an impressive and distinguished young lawyer, was the Youth Leader of the ANC and had just been voted as the Volunteer in Chief of the Defiance Campaign which was designed to defy and change the unjust Apartheid laws and add momentum to the struggle for freedom.”