The Freedom Charter


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.

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

The President of the Republic of South Africa commissioned this image as Presidential gifts to visiting heads of State.

The Freedom Charter united all Africans native to South Africa in their fight against the growth and movement of white nationalism across South Africa. Idealistic in its key points the Freedom Charter became the cornerstone of Nelson Mandela’s vision for a new constitution in 1996.

This is one of the earliest known inscriptions found of the Freedom Charter by Matthew Willman whilst commissioned with the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

The Freedom Charter

Photographed April 2005

The original silver gelatin hand print 1/1 + AP

Silver Gelatin Print (Fibre base)

Photographed April 2005 (Palace of Justice, Pretoria, South Africa)

Print Size: 12’ x 18’ inch (31cm x 46cm)

Paper size: 18’ x 24’ inch (60cm x 45cm)

Printed full frame, original borders


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