A photographic exhibition of the life and times of late South African anti-apartheid icon, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, will be on display from February 22, 2022 to March 25, 2022 in New York, United States of America ((USA).With the theme DESMOND MPILO TUTU THEN AND NOW, the exhibition, by South African photojournalists, Sumaya Hisham and Eric Miller, will be showing at the South African Cultural Center, South African Consulate General, 845 Third Avenue, 10th Floor, between 51st and 52nd Streets, New York NY 10022, USA.
The viewing hours are: Monday to Thursday:
10:00am – 1:00pm & 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Friday: 10:00am – 1:00pm.
The works on display will cover the period between Archbishop Tutu’s years as an anti-apartheid crusader, to his time in the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission working with Dr. Nelson Mandela, to his equally monumental contributions to peace and justice after his retirement in 2010.
Tutu, a renowned theologian,
was the first black African to hold the offices of Anglican Bishop of Johannesburg (1985-1986) and
Archbishop of Cape Town (1986-1996).
Born October 7, 1931, the celebrated human rights activist passed on to glory on December 26, 2021 and was buried on January 1, 2022.
Archbishop Tutu won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Fulbright Prize in 2008, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism (1986), the Gandhi Peace Prize (2007) among others.
More information about the exhibition, which is expected to tour other cities in North America, can be obtained from www.southafrica-usa.net/consulate.