From 7 June to 5 July, the exhibition "Incredibly Lucky. Photographs from Germany by Robert Lebeck" will be presented at the Neuhardenberg Castle near Berlin. To this day, Robert Lebeck's photo reportages are considered legendary. Many of his images became icons of photography and shaped our understanding of contemporary history.
His work shows Germany in the time between post-war reconstruction and the Economic Miracle of the fifties, divided into East and West, caught between urbanity and provincialism. Lebeck worked for newspapers, agencies and magazines. However, from 1966 onwards he was particularly affiliated with the publishing house Gruner + Jahr. He not only worked for the company's STERN magazine, but also held a two-year long position as editor-in-chief of GEO magazine.
Intense Portraits: The Perfect Moment
As a portrait photographer, Lebeck (1929–2014) captured international politicians, stars and starlets. His intense portraits illustrate his extraordinary ability to anticipate and capture the perfect moment. "I have never ambushed a celebrity," he explains in an interview with ZEIT magazine. "Most of the time, I was just incredibly lucky."
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