2014 Photo Contest, Observed Portraits, Singles, 1st prize

Farewell Mandela

Photographer

Markus Schreiber

The Associated Press

13 December, 2013

A woman is turned away disappointed at the close of the third and final day of the lying-in-state of former South African president Nelson Mandela, at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

About

Markus Schreiber

Markus Schreiber was born in Bonn, Germany, and began his photojournalism career in 1991 as a photographer with the regional newspaper Kölnisch/Bonner Rundschau in Bonn. He moved...

Background story

A woman is turned away disappointed at the close of the third and final day of the lying-in-state of former South African president Nelson Mandela, at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, on 13 December.

Nelson Mandela had died on 5 December at the age of 95, after a prolonged respiratory infection. Over 100,000 people lined up to pay respects to the former leader, but many were unable to gain access in time to file past the casket.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/800
Focal length
50.0 mm
F-Stop
1.8
ISO
125
Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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