Alf Kumalo – Books
Mandela: Echoes of an Era, Alf Kumalo: South African Photographer
Through My Lens
8115, A Prisoner’s Home
In 8115: A Prisoner’s Home, Alf Kumalo presents some of the most important and intimate pictures of the family life of Nelson and Winnie Mandela. The Mandela’s lived at 8115 Vilikazi Street, Soweto. In his autobiography Mandela said of the home: ‘ …identical to hundreds of others …it had the same standard tin roof, the same cement floor, a narrow kitchen, and a bucket toilet at the back.’ Kumalo was a family friend of the Mandela’s and one has a sense of him as a familiar observer.