Black and White Fifties: Jurden Schadeberg’s South Africa

Black and White Fifties: Jurden Schadeberg’s South Africa

MonoVisions Black & White Photo Contest

During apartheid, Jurgen Schadeberg worked for the leading “black” publications of the time. This way he had access to the likes of a young activists, like the lawyer, named Nelson Mandela. Iconic pictures of many future South African leaders followed. Judge Albie Sachs, an ANC operative who lost an arm in an attack by the security police, says of this collection: “Jurgen Schadeberg wrenches moments and people right out of time, place and mood, so that we can engage with them here and now, as we are, at the instant of looking. We gasp and feel a frisson of delight at each picture. Was it really like that? Look at the faces as they were then, the hairstyles, the clothes people wore, the way they looked at each other. What is still the same, what has changed? There is the honesty of values, the dignified and respectful treatment of the subject matter and especially the people who might be involved. In this respect Jurgen’s photographs are extraordinarily sensitive.”

Hardcover: 143 pages
Publisher: Protea Boekhuis (2012)
ISBN-13: 978-1919825717

Order the book: www.amazon.com

(B.+W. 50th Book pg45.)

© Jurden Schadeberg

(B.+W. 50th Book pg31.)

© Jurden Schadeberg

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© Jurden Schadeberg

(B.+W. 50th Book pg24.)

© Jurden Schadeberg

(B.+W. 50th Book pg108.)

© Jurden Schadeberg

(B.+W. 50th Book pg23.)

© Jurden Schadeberg

(B.+W.50th book pg17)

© Jurden Schadeberg

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© Jurden Schadeberg

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© Jurden Schadeberg

In Sophiatown the people said "We Won't Move!."...and when the police arrived that first day people banged and tapped with stones and iron bars against the lamposts, and Sophiatown echoed in defiance.... 1955

© Jurden Schadeberg

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© Jurden Schadeberg

Women in Defiance at the ANC office opposite the Supreme Court, Johannesburg 1952

© Jurden Schadeberg

"The Black Sash", an organisation of white women against Apartheid Laws, demonstrated, often on a daily basis, in front of the Johannesburg City Hal 1960l

© Jurden Schadeberg

N.Mandela in his cell on Robben Island (revisit} 1994

© Jurden Schadeberg


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