————————————————————– Dire Straits and Nelson Mandela: The return to South Africa Graeme Williams’ photographs have twice graced the cover of Time Magazine and recently, his work adorned the walls of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Down-to-earth and modest to the point of self-deprecating, Graeme tells of his experiences of the transition away from the apartheid regime in South Africa, and his close encounters with arguably the world’s most admired man, Nelson Mandela. During this time, Graeme had a shotgun shoved in his mouth, an AK47 held to his chest, he had been shot at, and he had been beaten. And it all kicked off with Dire Straits. Eleven hours of glorious music, heaving crowds and the unrestrained goodwill of strangers. This was the catalyst…