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Galerie Roschlaub x Capitis Galerie

From 15 March, Galerie Roschlaub and Capitis Galerie are jointly showing 25 works in the rooms of Galerie Roschlaub.

The artists are Helmut Newton, Horst P. Horst, F.C. Gundlach, Jürgen Schadeberg, Norman Parkinson, Burt Glinn and Hansel Mieth - the artists read like a who's who of photographic art.

The photos - all originals, people shots in black and white - come from private collections and are now for sale.
“Such a high-calibre exhibition with works by true masters is rare“ says gallery owner Kirsten Roschlaub. “We are delighted to give connoisseurs of timeless photographic art the opportunity to acquire these genuine rarities for their collection“

Photographer Anatol Kotte, creative head of the co-exhibiting Capitis Gallery, has also included one of the pictures in the exhibition. The exhibition will be on display at Galerie
Roschlaub until 31 May 2024

Jürgen Schadeberg 1931 - 2020

A legent in South African and World Photography.
His vast body of work, spanning 70 years of work and 200,000 negatives,
capture a wealth of timeless and iconic images from historic periods,
most particularly the Apartheid era in South Africa

2 Exhibitions at Leica Galerie Salzberg and ParisPhoto Fair

From November 11. 2021 to March 2022, the Leica Galerie Salzberg is presenting a selection of the most famous photographs by photographer and Leica Hall of Fame winner Jurgen Schadeberg.
Whether the recording of the singing Miriam Makeba or the world-famous picture of Nelson Mandela looking through the bars of his former prison cell: Jurgen Schadeberg created numerous iconic images in South Africa that are now legendary.
Opening: November 11th, Leica Galerie Salzburg with Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, Art-Director Leica Galerie Int.

    Leica Gallery Madrid
    15 Feb - 8th Apr 2021

    Exposición “El Ojo Compasivo" de Jürgen Schadeberg

    Interview with Claudia Schadeberg


Jürgen Schadeberg dies, aged 89

The indelibly passionate lens of Jürgen Schadeberg - New Frame

Jürgen Schadeberg, Whose Photos Chronicled Apartheid, Dies at 89 - The New York Times

Obituary: The pointillist detail and zen brush strokes of Jürgen Schadeberg - Mail & Guardian

Obituary: Celebrated photographer Jürgen Schadeberg dies, aged 89 - The Citizen

Obituary: The Guardian

Obituary: Robyn Sassen


Jurgen Schadeberg was the man behind the camera, recording the history as it unfolded in apartheid South Africa

An Exclusive Interview with Legendary Photographer Jürgen Schadeberg By Paul Gallagher on July 9, 2020

Available from Protea Bookhouse & Amazon

April 2020

UNESCO - Jazz Feature
Jurgen Schadeberg

UNESCO celebrates International Jazz Day with a feature on Jurgen's jazz photos.

Jürgen Schadeberg

ERöFFNUNG DONNERSTAG, 5. Dezember 2019, 18:30 Uhr
in Anwesenheit von Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, Art-Director
Leica Galerie International
AUSSTELLUNG: 6. Dezember 2019 bis 28. März 2020
öFFNUNGSZEITEN: Montag bis Samstag 10:00 Uhr - 18:00 Uhr
ADRESSE: Leica Store | Galerie Wien | Walfischgasse 1 | 1010 Wien

Jürgen Schadeberg: Leading figure and 'Father of South African Photography Jürgen

Good morning. It is a real pleasure for us to be able to talk to you to hear about a few stories from your extensive photographic life. The first question inevitably is, how did everything start?


Jurgen Schadeberg's Leica Hall of Fame award for Life time Achievement takes place in Wetzlar, Germany, on 15th November when Jurgen opens an exhibition which will tour museums internationally - a book signing and show follows at the Frankfurt Leica Gallery on 17th November. read more...


International Center of Photography Cornell Capa Lifetime Achievement Award For Jurgen Schadeberg read more...

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013

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Jurgen photographed Nelson Mandela from 1952 to the present day

Mandela in his law office which he shared with Oliver Tambo in 1952 is the only record of the law office.

Jurgen's image of Mandela looking through the bars of his Robben Island Cell in 1994 was voted as one of the 50 most memorable images of the 20th century by The Photographers Gallery in London

Six decades, retrospective photography documentary in South Africa

Jurgen Schadeberg
Zu Besuch in Deutschland

Great Britain 1964-1984

Jürgen Schadeberg

Tales from Jozi

Jürgen Schadeberg

Jazz, Blues & Swing

Horizon Esperance

Le Pin La Garenne
Portrait d'Un Village Francais

Claudia Schadeberg — Curator, Art Historian and Film Producer


"Jurgen & Claudia Schadeberg" | Art Times Cover Dec / January 2011

E-mail : schadebe@iafrica.com


All Jurgen Schadeberg images are to be sourced solely via Jurgen Schadeberg.
No photo agencies in South Africa, Europe and the States are permitted to sell his work.
A limited set of editorial images are available via Getty Images.

Jurgen Schadeberg was born in Berlin in 1931 and, while still in his teens, worked as an apprentice photographer for a German Press Agency in Hamburg. In 1950 he emigrated to South Africa and became Chief Photographer, Picture Editor and Art Director on Drum Magazine. It was during this time that Jurgen photographed pivotal moments in the lives of South Africans in the fifties. These photographs represent the life and struggle of South Africans during Apartheid and include important figures in South Africa’s history such as Nelson Mandela, Moroka, Walter Sisulu, Yusuf Dadoo, Huddleston and many others who have been documented at key moments such as during The Defiance Campaign of 1952, the Women’s March of 1955, led by Sophie Williams de Bruyn, Lillian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph and Rahima Moosa. The Treason Trial of 1958, The Sophiatown Removals and the Sharpeville Funeral in 1960.

His images also capture key personalities and events in the jazz and literary world such as the Sophiatown jazz scene with Dolly Rathebe, Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela and Kippie Moeketsi.

In 1964 Jurgen left South Africa for London and during the sixeties and seventies freelanced as a photojournalist in Europe and America for various prestigious magazines. He also taught at the New School in New York, the Central School of Art & Design in London and the Hoch Kunst School in Hamburg. During this period he curated several major exhibitions including “The Quality of Life” which opened the New National Theatre in 1976. Before returning to South Africa in 1985 Jurgen lived in London, Spain, New York and France. The photographs from this period represent a rich mix of social documentary work as well as some modernist, abstract images.

Jurgen has had a series of major Solo Shows and Retrospectives – some of the highlights include the South African National Gallery in Cape Town 1996, Dublin in 2000, New York 2001, Espace Cosmopolis 2004 , Nantes, France, Budapest Dorottya Gallery 2004, Nicephore Niepce Museum, Chalon Sur Seine, France 2005. Neumunster Museum, Luxembourg 2005, Bochum Museum 2005 , Lectoure 2005, The Pretoria Art Museum 2005 - 8 city tour, The Mandela Foundation, Defiance Campaign 1952, opened by Nelson Mandela, “Voices from the Land” 2007 major SA tour, Bayreuth Iwalewa Haus 2007, Wuerzburg Museum 2008, Belgravia Gallery, London 2008, Leica Gallery Frankfurt 2008, (Leica Tokyo, Salzburg, Solms to follow) Flo Peters Gallery, Hamburg 2009 (& 2014) Felix Nussbaum Museum, Osnabrueck 2010, Willy Brandt Haus 2011, Goethe Institut Brussels 2011, Berkeley University California 2011, KUK Centre, Monschau, Aachen, Argus Galery Berlin 2012, St Ouen Town Hall, Paris 2012, Darmstadt Kunsthalle 2014, Photokina Leica Stand 2014, Valencia University Politecnica 2014 , Goerlitz Museum, Germany 2014, Casa Cultura, Gandia, Spain 2014, Kulturhaus Osterfeld Pforzheim 2014, Moscow Lumiere Brothers 2015.

La Maison Europeene de la Photographie, Paris 2002, group show, Kunsthalle Wien, 2006, group show.

In 2007 Jurgen was awarded the Officer’s Verdienst Kreuz First Class by the German President and in 2014 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the ICP in New York.

In 2014 Jurgen was awarded a Doctorate, Doctor Honoris Causa, for his life work by Valencia University Politecnica.

Jurgen has edited and published over 30 photographic books including “The Finest Photos from the Old Drum”, “The Fifties People of South Africa”, “Mandela & The Rise of the ANC”, “Voices from Robben Island”, “Sof’town Blues”, “The Black & White Fifties”, “The San of the Kalahari” & “Soweto Today” 2002,“Witness - 52 years of pointing lenses at Life” 2004, “Voices from the Land” 2006. “Jazz, Swing & Blues – 56 years of SA Jazz” and “Tales from Jozi “ 2007– six decades of documentary photography in Europe, Africa and America published by Hatje Cantz 2008, “Great Britain 1964/84” , 2011 “Jurgen Schadeberg visits Germany – 6 decades” 2012, and “Six decades of South African Photography” 2014.

Together with his producer wife Claudia, Jurgen established The Schadeberg Movie Company to produce a series of some 15 documentaries and dramas about South African social, cultural and political history.

Jurgen Schadeberg, sometimes known as “The Father of South African Photography”, is a principle figure in South African and World Photography. His major body of work, which spans 70 years and incorporates a collection of some 200,000 negatives, captures a wealth of timeless and iconic images.

Jurgen Schadeberg, in partnership with his wife Claudia Schadeberg, continues to actively work on new major photographic projects, books and exhibitions, to tour international shows and to make his own silver archival hand prints. He now works in Berlin, Paris, South Africa and Spain.