I recently had an assignment to photograph Desmond Tutu, the South African archbishop emeritus and winner of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize. Tutu, who won the Nobel for his work against apartheid, was the featured speaker at ceremonies ordaining and consecrating Bishop Ian T. Douglas as the new bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut. More than 2,000 people attended the ceremonies held at the new Koeppel Community Sport Center at Trinity College in Hartford.
As Tutu was leaving the stage at the end of the ceremonies, he had to walk by a steel drum orchestra playing lively caribbean music. I saw another facet of the remarkable man’s charisma when the 79 year old archbishop danced and sashayed his way out delighting everyone around.