From March 20 to June 5, the Goch Museum is presenting Viva Europa Viva, an exhibition of the Leica photographer
Jürgen Schadeberg is one of the great photographers of the 20th century. Born in Berlin in 1931, Schadeberg trained at the Berlin School for Optics and Photo Technology before moving to his adopted home of South Africa where he worked as a photographer and film maker. In addition to his photographic reportages about life in the townships, it was his portraits of Nelson Mandela and many other celebrities in South Africa that brought him international acclaim.
In 1964 Schadeberg left South Africa and moved to London, where he taught at the Central School of Art & Design. Later on he taught at other colleges: the Kunsthochschule in Hamburg as well as the New School in New York. Nowadays Schadeberg lives in the little down of La Drova, south of Valencia in Spain.
It is people, with all their personalities and dignity, who are always at the centre of Schadeberg's work. This basic feature is underlined once again in the artist's Viva Europa Viva series, which is dedicated to the people of the continent. It is a homage to the diversity and liveliness of the continent in view of the great social changes underway.
Further information at: Museum Goch