thanks for the colour

95 portraits for a 95th birthday

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Inyegumena Nosegbe

 

Born: Nigeria - Lives: New York City, USA 

Age: 18 

Occupation: Student 


I'd like to thank Nelson Mandela for the colour because… 

you are an ICON, a man with a beautiful spirit who has paved the way for generations to come through personal tribulations and sacrifice, and for that I thank you, and remain forever grateful. 


As a fellow African (Nigerian) it is always great seeing my people move to succeed. 

 

Jake Wagner 


Born: Johannesburg, South Africa - Lives: Stellenbosch, South Africa 

Age: 19 

Occupation: Student 


I'd like to thank Nelson Mandela for the colour because… 

without the colour, the freedom babies like me wouldn’t be able to paint the canvas of South Africa. 

 

Jalpa Shah 


Born: Nairobi, Kenya - Lives: Johannesburg, South Africa 

Age: 44 

Occupation: Pharmacist 


I'd like to thank Nelson Mandela for the colour because… 

you showed us to take the good with the bad, love what you’ve got. Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from mistakes, but never regret. 

 

Janet Penn 


Born: Twickenham, England - Lives: Olivedale, Randburg, South Africa 

Age: 71 

Occupation: Retired 


I'd like to thank Nelson Mandela for the colour because… 

you brought this country, South Africa, to a place where all races could live, work and be friends with whoever, and be where ever they wanted to be, without fear and exist in harmony holding hands together. We are all one people now. 

 

Jason van Wyk 


Born: Johannesburg, South Africa - Lives: Stellenbosch, South Africa 

Age: 21 

Occupation: Student 


I'd like to thank Nelson Mandela for the colour because… 

you are living proof that the selfless actions of one person can make all the difference for a society, community, country and world. A man who is an inspiration to all and a true living legend. 

 

Jeanette Carmen Damiano 


Born: Matagalpa, Nicaragua - Lives: Rosewell, GA, USA 

Age: 54 

Occupation: Caregiver for Mentally Disabled People 


I'd like to thank Nelson Mandela for the colour because… 

you have impacted the world by promoting peace, forgiveness and coexistence in a world of violence and discrimination. 

 

Jessica van Wyk 


Born: Johannesburg, South Africa - Lives: Cape Town, South Africa 

Age: 21 

Occupation: Model and Dancer 


I'd like to thank Nelson Mandela for the colour because… 

you are an inspiration to so many people in South Africa and your legacy will continue undoubtedly. 

 

John Brian Shannon 


Born and Lives: Vancouver, Canada 

Age: 52 

Occupation: Sustainable energy writer/blogger 


I'd like to thank Nelson Mandela for the colour because… 

and for standing up for oppressed people and reminding everyone that we are 

one humanity.

 

John Damiano 


Born: Los Angeles, CA, USA - Lives: Atlanta, GA, USA 

Age: 61 

Occupation: Realtor 


I'd like to thank Nelson Mandela for the colour because… 

you have changed the way people think, and you have impacted the world. 

 

Jyotshna Patel 


Born: Bandhani, India - Lives: Anand, India 

Age: 71 

Occupation: Housewife 


I'd like to thank Nelson Mandela for the colour… 

and for your kind words, kind heart, kind deeds & kindness. 

 

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