Ardon Bar-Hama is a digital photographer specialising on archival materials. Google supports a project to digitize the journals and archival documents of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. The project helps to preserve thousands of documents, photographs, and audio-visual materials chronicling the life and times of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Recommended by Google, the two institutions commissioned Ardon Bar-Hama to undertake the digitization.
Researched and used photographs for the first edition of the book ‘The Authorised Portrait’, published by Wild Dog Press in association with PQ Blackwell. The photographs are organised in 3 parts. The pdf files contains the credits for the photographs.
“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” is the title of the virtual exhibition which was made for Mandela Day events in 2011. The title was taken from the children’s song which Nelson Mandela, in the early years after his release, would sing to and with groups of small children. This exhibition not only highlighted Nelson Mandela’s love of children; his own and the children all over the world but also their attraction to him.
- Nelson Mandela delivering cakes from Bafana Bafana and the Springboks to the Bonakele Hospice in Kew, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 2008. -Nelson Mandela with Albertina Sisulu meeting a writer of prize winning essay at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2008. -Nelson Mandela meeting one of the children during a Reach for a Dream visit to the Nelson Mandela Foundation, in Johannesburg, December 06. -Family painting project for the Commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in August 2009 -Nelson Mandela at 92, with children from Qunu and Mvezo at his Houghton home in Johannesburg.
Opening and photos of the exhibition "Poisoned Pasts". Poisoned Pasts is a joint project with the Institute for Security Studies and aims to provoke questioning about our difficult pasts and to honour the victims of South Africa’s chemical and biological warfare programme. The Reverend Frank Chikane, himself a victim of the chemical and biological warfare programme, gave the keynote address.
International Mandela Dialogues on Memory Work: ''Creating Safe Spaces Across Generations'', 2016 held in South Africa and Sri Lanka with participants from Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Croatia, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka as well as United States of America.
Research for the Exhibition ''Between States of Emergency''. Only photographs of 8 of the 40 participating photographers are included. The PDF file contains 2 photographs per photographer and all the text of the exhibition.
Researched photographs for the exhibition ''Mandela- Character, Comrade, Leader, Prisoner, Negotiator, Statesman. Exhibition for the Apartheid Museum celebrating the life and times of Nelson Mandela. Opened in 2008 as part of the celebration of Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday.