"NELSON MANDELA: MAN OF THE PEOPLE"
PHOTOGRAPHS BY PETER MAGUBANE
September 19 - November 8, 2008
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 18th 6 - 9 p.m.
"Spruill Gallery is honored to present an exhibition by internationally acclaimed photographer Peter Magubane. In celebration of the 90th birthday of the former South African President Nelson Mandela, this exhibition features over one hundred photographs spanning five decades, documenting important milestones in Mandela's life as well as major moments in South African history both pre and post apartheid. "Magubane's Nelson Mandela: Man of the People is a fitting tribute to the life and times of one of the greatest historic figures of the 20th century," said Howard Dodson, Director of the Schomburg Center in New York City. "Magubane's photographic record of more than fifty years reminds us of humankind's indebtedness to Nelson Mandela and why all the world is celebrating his 90th birthday." Man of the People: A Photographic Tribute to Nelson Mandela, a companion book to the exhibition is currently available at the Spruill Gallery. The exhibition opens to the public on Friday, September 19 and is on view through November 8, 2008. The opening reception, Thursday, September 18, 2008 from 6:00 - 9:00 is free and open to the public. We are very excited to announce that Dr. Magubane will be coming from South Africa to join us for this opening reception. Spruill Gallery is located at 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody, at the intersection of Ashford Dunwoody Road and Meadow Lane. For more information about the exhibition please call 770-394-3447.