© Alexia Webster



Nelson Mandela (1918—2013) was South Africa’s first head of state (1994—1999), and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. He was not only a political leader, but a revolutionary who led the force that ended apartheid in South Africa.


© Alexia Webster



© Alexia Webster



This year marks 6 years since Mr. Mandela’s passing in 2013, and in an effort to commemorate his life and impact, above is a selected few from the images Alexia Webster captured on the day of his memorial.



© Alexia Webster



© Alexia Webster


Citizens gather on the streets, in the First National Bank Stadium, and in front of televisions for the memorial service and transport of Nelson Mandela.