At the age of four, Koto Bolofo left South Africa as a political refugee, and did not return until 1992, two years after Nelson Mandela was released from prison. The first thing Bolofo did was visit Robben Island, where Mandela had been held for the majority of his 27 years in confinement in a cell barely six square meters in size. The photographs he took with his wife have just been published in a new monograph titled The Prison (Steidl).
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