JURGEN SCHADEBERG SHOW OPENS IN PARIS

   

Jurgen Schadeberg – South Africa in the 1950s

We are proud and delighted to launch the first Paris solo exhibit of works by South African photography icon Jurgen Schadeberg (1931-2020).  We can’t have you in the gallery of course and tell you in person about this amazing artist, but over the next few weeks we will send you a selection of the forty photos we are exhibiting.  Considered the father of South African photography, Jurgen Schadeberg produced some of the most famous portraits of Nelson Mandela and other South African political figures and of jazz giants such as Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba.  He also documented the everyday lives of ordinary South Africans — the vibrant energy of township life as well as the brutal violence of the apartheid regime.   Our exhibit focuses on Schadeberg’s work from the 1950s, one of the most turbulent decades in South African history, a time when black cultural life in South Africa was blossoming while at the same time the newly-elected nationalist government was putting in place the brutal laws of apartheid. Shown above: “Miriam Makeba, Johannesburg, 1955” and “Nelson Mandela, Treason Trial, 1958”

Please contact us if you’d like to receive a catalogue with all of the photos from the exhibit.  And if you’d like to see the magnificent Miriam Makeba performing her most famous song live on American TV in 1967, click here!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNeP3hrm__k

n our next newsletter we’ll tell you about Schadeberg’s work for Drum Magazine, which defined South African style and glamour from the 1950s onward.  

Bonne Espérance Gallery, 3 rue notre dame de bonne nouvelle, Paris 75002

 

TO READ ARTICLES CLICK ON LINKS BELOW

 

An Artist Colony Thrives in the South African Desert
 
 
 
 

JUERGEN SCHADEBERG

Obituary: The pointillist detail and zen brush strokes of Jürgen Schadeberg

 

The big picture: Jürgen Schadeberg’s portrait of singers in 1950s South Africa

 

In Photos: Jürgen Schadeberg’s photographic legacy

 

Jürgen Schadeberg, Whose Photos Chronicled Apartheid, Dies at 89

 

       

JP MEYER

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