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Schadeberg schwarz-weiss (2009)

The incredible tale of a young photographer growing up under apartheid who used his craft, and risked his life, to capture and publicise the brutality of the regime.

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The photographer Jurgen Schadeberg captured a revolution. His images defined the first Black Magazine: 'Drum', and his life became the subject for a Hollywood Film. As we follow the artist back to South Africa, his story casts a vivid light on the role role of the artist, as well a "In photography it's all in the moments", says Schadeberg, fondly looking at his photographs, "the strength of it is that you can go back, you can go back into the past and see what's changed." It's these words that drive Schadeberg back to South Africa, to the place where he captured young black men playing cards in Sophiatown at the height of its cool, and Nelson Mandela as the confident leader of the ANC, unknowing of the 27 years of prison which lay in store for him, and where he dared to photograph a black girl in a bikini. "The police were ready to shoot me for touching a black girl!", Schadeberg laughs, remembering the famous cover shoot with Miriam Makeba. When he first came to work for 'Drum', ...

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2 July 2009 (Germany)  »

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