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Mandela's acclaimed photographer

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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.

Jürgen Schadeberg
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

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