- © Jürgen Schadeberg, Nelson Mandela during the Treason Trial, Pretoria, 1958
- © Jürgen Schadeberg, Nelson Mandela in his Cell, Revisit, Robben Island, 1994
- © Jürgen Schadeberg, Nelson Mandela during the Defiance Trial, Johannesburg, 1952
- © Friederike von Stackelberg, Shelter from the Sun, Ethiopia, 2013
- © Friederike von Stackelberg, St. Georgis, Ethiopia, 2013
The dual exhibition of Jürgen Schadeberg's Nelson Mandela and Friederike von Stackelberg's African Crossings will be showing at the Flo Peters Gallery in Hamburg from 5 February to 15 March 2014.
Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013) counts among the most influential personalities of the past century. Leica photographer Jürgen Schadeberg accompanied the former South African president and anti-apartheid hero for more than sixty years. Schadeberg, born in Berlin in 1931, emigrated to South Africa in 1950 where he became a renowned chronicler of his country.
During an interview in LFI 4/2008, the photographer shared an anecdote from his early job-hunting days in Johannesburg: "The picture editor (of newspaper The Star) looked at me, looked at my Leica and said, 'If you are coming to South Africa with that miniature camera you haven’t got a hope in hell of ever getting a job."
In addition to Schadeberg's works, the gallery will be showing the series African Crossings by Friederike von Stackelberg.
For further information visit Flo Peters Galerie, Jürgen Schadeberg, Friederike von Stackelberg