Robben Island Prison Cell I by Ludwig Wagner

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photograph by Ludwig Wagner of one of the cells in the prison on Robben Island, South Africa where the anti-apartheid prisoners including Nelson Mandela were imprisoned. Today it’s a museum. (foto van ’n sel in Robben Eiland tronk, Suid-Afrika.)
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Ludwig’s multi-faceted life experience is reflected in his art. He produces work inspired by people, objects and places – past, present and imaginary.
He was born in South Africa where he studied Art at the University of Pretoria. Ludwig worked for a few years as a teacher and then in the film industry, one of the passions of his life. He now lives in London and runs a creative agency focused on design and advertising.

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 1 year ago

  • withsun
    withsunabout 1 year ago

    Really amazing work !

  • thank you, much appreciated!

    – Ludwig Wagner

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréabout 1 year ago

  • thank you!

    – Ludwig Wagner

  • Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞
    Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞about 1 year ago

    Oooh that’s nice….

  • thank you! i really appreciate the feedback.

    – Ludwig Wagner

  • Robin King
    Robin Kingabout 1 year ago

    Oh, my gosh…astonishing image. So powerful!!!!

  • thanks Robin, much appreciated! It’s not a very uplifting subject matter, but if anything I try to convey some meaning in most of my work.

    – Ludwig Wagner

  • HannahT
    HannahTabout 1 year ago

    Such a powerful image, the rough textures give so much depth

  • Thanks Hannah! Much appreciated

    – Ludwig Wagner

  • Thomas Barker-Detwiler
    Thomas Barker-...about 1 year ago

    This is fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us, Tom

  • thanks for accepting it Tom, not everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m always looking for the unusual. :-)

    – Ludwig Wagner

  • Blacktooth
    Blacktooth11 months ago

    That’s a very grim image. I love it. Good eye Ludwig…

  • thank you very much! ;-)

    – Ludwig Wagner

  • BKSPicture
    BKSPicture10 months ago

    Love the mood in this shot!
    Well done!

  • thank you, much appreciated! :-)

    – Ludwig Wagner

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boily14 days ago
  • great news, thank you!

    – Ludwig Wagner

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