Inanda Boys


Original 1/1
Personally signed and dated in graphite pencil verso by the photographer.
Artists embossed stamp sealed on bottom right of the print.


Never before hand printed.

The Inanda Valley is an interconnected series of African and Indian communities living along the banks of the Umngeni River flowing from the Kwa Zulu-Natal midlands out in the Indian Ocean just north of the port city of Durban. The Inanda is home to the largest population of immigrants to South Africa from across Southern Africa and India.
Historic in being at the heart of South Africa’s fight against Apartheid, the Inanda Valley was home to Mahatma Gandhi and it was in this valley that Nelson Mandela voted for the first time on the 27th of April 1994.

This photograph is one of Matthew Willman’s earliest known photographic works and a part of the photographer’s first commissions.
This photograph of young boys jumping into the Umngeni River garnered immediate recognition from his peers and importantly those organisations within the NGO sector recognising Willman’s ability. It was from this photograph that Willman went on to achieve influential commissions around the world with some of the world’s foremost organisations and institutions for human development and aid.

Digitally scanned and printed for exhibitions and permanent collections around the world.

South Africa (2004)
Australia 2005
London 2005 (charity fundraiser)
USA 2020 (charity fundraiser)
Germany (2014)
France (2016)
Hong Kong (2019)

Inanda Boys

Photographed July 2001
The original silver gelatin hand print 1/1 + AP

Silver Gelatin Print (Fibre base)
Photographed July 2001 (Inanda Valley, Kwa Zulu-Natal)
Print Size: 21’ x 13’ inch (53cm x 35cm)
Paper size: 20’ x 24’ inch (60cm x 50cm)
Printed full frame, original borders

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