Jürgen Schadeberg


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About Jürgen


The 50's


Great Britain 1964 - 84


The Press



1962 Places & Faces; Adler Fielding Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
1963 South African Social Scenes; Gorzenich Exhibition Hall, Cologne, Germany (with Peter Magubane)
1970 Jürgen Schadeberg-A Retrospective; Hotel Melia, Torremolinos,Costa Del Sol, Spain
1976 Jürgen Schadeberg-A Retrospective; Central School, London, U.K.
1977 Village Faces; Hayward Gallery, London, U.K.
1977 Face to Face; Air Gallery, London, U.K.
1980 A Portfolio; The Photographic Gallery; Southampton University, U.K.
1981 London Scenes; Photographers' Gallery, London, U.K.
1988 A Retrospective; Market Gallery, Johannesburg
1995 Sof'town Blues; Photographers' Gallery, London, U.K.
1996 African Women; Nantes and other venues in France
1996 Jürgen Schadeberg-A Retrospective Exhibition; South African National Gallery, Cape Town; Oliewenhuis National Gallery, Bloemfontein; King George V Nat
1998 'Fifties South Africa; Vue D'Afrique Festival, Montreal, Canada
  • The Berlin Wall; Goethe Institute, Johannesburg (toured to Goethe Institutes internationally)
  • Selected Images - Institute for The Advancement of Journalism, Johannesburg, Freedom Forum, Johannesburg; South Africa
  • 1998 Jürgen Schadeberg - A Retrospective; Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland
    1999 Jürgen Schadeberg - The 'Fifties; The Waterfront, Belfast, N.Ireland, U.K.
    2000 The Naked Face; Sandton Civic Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
    2000 Faced; Carfax Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
    2001 Soweto 2001; Art On Paper Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
    2001 The White 'Fifties; Crake Gallery, Johannesburg, Bensusan Museum of Photography, Johannesburg; South Africa
    2001 Jürgen Schadeberg-Drum Beat: South Africa 1950-1994; Axis Gallery, New York, NY
    2001 Jurgen Schadeberg - Fine Images over 50 Years - Photoza - Johannesburg
    2001 Jurgen Schadeberg - Fine Images over 50 Years - Photoza - Johannesburg
    2002 The Black & White Fifties" & "Soweto Today" touring SA in 2002 with The Alliance Francaise - Opened at The Pretoria Art Museum, 8 city tour
    2002 "Voices from the Past - Moving Stills over 50 years" - Goethe Institut Johannesburg
    2002 The San of the Kalahari 1959 - RAU Art Gallery, Johannesburg
    2002 The San of the Kalahari 1959 - PhotoZa Gallery, Johannesburg
    2003 The San of the Kalahari 1959 - Tour of South Africa to 8 venues by Alliance Francaise
    2003 All that Jazz: 52 years of jazz images, Standard Bank Art Gallery, Johannesburg
    2003 Goethe Institut, Berlin (a retrospective of South African images)
    2003 Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine, Bamako, Mali
    2003/4 Retrospective of South African work touring Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Bejiing, Shanghai, Hong Kong
    2004 Dorottya Gallery, Budapest (1950s images) & Mediawave in Gyor in April
    2004The San of the Kalahari – Pretoria 2004
    2004On The Beach – New colour work. Gallery@157, Johannesburg, South Africa
    2004A Restrospective of 52 Years of South African work – Espace Cosmopolis, Nantes, France
    2004Selected Works – Pascal Polar Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
    2005 A Retrospective of South African work – Nicephore Niepce Museum, Chalon Sur Saone
    2005 “Drum Days” in fifties South Africa – Riverside Studios, London
    2005 Retrospective – Seippel Galerie, Koln, Germany
    2005 Jazz images – Marciac, France
    2005 Retrospective, Lectoure Centre de la Photographie, France
    2005 Voices from the Land – a major photo essay of conditions on SA Farms today to tour South Africa for 2005/6/7
    2005 Retrospective – Carcassonne, France
    2005 Voices from the Land – a major photo essay of conditions on SA Farms today to tour South Africa for 2005/6/7 starting at MuseumAfrica in Johannebsurg
    2005 Solo Exhibition – Bochum Museum, Germany
    2006 Solo Show, Zeitungsmuseum, Saarbrucken, Germany
    2006 The Defiance Campaign 1952, The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Johannebsurg
    2006 Solo Exhibition, Potsdammer Platz, Berlin, Germany.
    2006 “Voices from the Land” images, Human Rights Forum , Nantes, France
    2007 “Happy Hour” solo show at Seippel Gallery, Koln, Germany
    2007 Solo Exhibition and book launch MuseumAfrica new colour work “Tales from Jozi”
    2007 Solo Show Belgravia Gallery, London
    2007 Solo Show “Tales from Jozi” Oslo University, Norway
    2007 Solo Show “Jazz & Jozi”- Seippel Gallery, Johannesburg
    2007 Solo Retrospective Rottenburg, Germany
    2007 Solo Show – De Queeste Gallery, Watou, Belgium
    2007 Photographers Gallery, Cape Town. Jazz Show & Book Launch
    2008 Solo Show – Leica images, Leica Gallery, Tokyo
    2008 The Age of Jazz – Belgravia Gallery, London
    2008 Photographies Dans Le Bocage – Vire & Brecey, Normandy, France
    2008 Retrospective – Ypres Cultural Centre, Belgium
    2008 The Fifties - Nomad Gallery Brussels, Belgium
    2008 Retrospective, Alencon Conseil General, France
    2008 Retrospective SA - Kultur Speicher Museum, Wurzburg, Germany
    2008 “Tales from Jozi” new colour work 2007, Cosmopolis Centre, Nantes, France
    2008 Selected Leica images - Leica Gallery, Solms, Germany
    2008 Selected Leica images - Leica Gallery Frankfurt
    2008 “Mandela” – Belgravia Gallery, London
    2008 Solo Show - Raum Sylt – Quelle, Sylt, Germany
    2008 Solo Show - George Meistermann Museum, Wittliech, Trier, Germany
    2008 Solo Show – Seippel Gallery, Koln, Germany
    2008 Art Basel Miami
    2009 The San of the Kalahari 1959 – Hotel des Arts, Remelard, France
    2009 Blitz Gallery, Tokyo
    2009 Voices from the Land show – Hannover University, Germany
    2009 Retrospective, Flo Peters Gallery, Hamburg
    2009 Retrospective Show, Museum Siegburg, Germany
    2009 Solo Show, Palazzo Libera, Villa Lagarina, Italy
    2009 Le Jazz, La Liberte, Afrique du Sud 1951 -2007, Coutances, France
    2009 Timeless Moments – Leica Gallery, Salzburg
    2009 The Berlin Wall 1961 – Galerie le Voleur d’Images, Paris
    2009 The Berlin Wall 1961 – Lycee Louis le Grand, Paris
    2009 The Berlin Wall – Goethe Institut, Johannesburg
    2009 Screening of one hour documentary on Jurgen Schadeberg on Arte TV
    2010 “Voices from the Land” – Journees Solidaires, Coutances
    2010 South African Images – Nelson Mandela Mediatheque, Vitry, Paris
    2010 Felix Nussbaum Museum, Osnabrueck, Germany
    2010 New Colour Images of South Africa – large format - Freelens – Hamburg
    2010 Berlin 1961 – The Building of the Wall - Erdmann Contemporary – Cape Town
    2010 “Voices from the Land” Goethe Institut Johannesburg & film screenings
    2010 The Fifties – Mediatheque Benoite Boulard, Le Port, La Reunion
    2011 Solo Show – Berkeley University, California, USA
    2011 Portrait d’Un Village Francais – Salle de Fetes - Pin La Garenne, France
    2011 All That Jazz – 60 years of South African Jazz– Goethe Institut Brussels
    2011 Retrospective – Timeless Moments - 65 years – Willy Brandt Haus, Berlin
    2011 South African Fifties – Douarnenez Film Festival, Brittany, France
    2011 Le Voleur d’Images – Paris – The Defiance Campaign 1952
    2011 Portrait d’Un Village Francais, Institut Francais Berlin
    2011 The Black Fifties – Pasadena Library, USA
    2012 Solo Show Frankfurt Leica Gallery
    2012 Solo Show Oldenburg Kultur Lounge
    2012 Solo Show Aachen KUK Centre Monschau
    2012 Solo Show - Argus Gallery Berlin
    2012 Solo Show – Carpentier Gallery, Berlin
    2012 The Black & White Fifties – Hong Kong & Bejing
    2013 Solo Show – Peter Herrmann Gallery, Berlin

    1969 Raymond Duncan Gallery, Paris, France
    1970 La Palette Bleue, Paris, France
    1970 Don Pedro Gallery, Carihuela, Spain

    1987 The Finest Photos from the Old Drum; Shell Gallery, Cape Town; Durban Museum, Durban; Market Gallery, Johannesburg; South Africa
    1988 Drum; Impressions Gallery, York, U.K.
    1993 Fifties South Africa; Herten, Germany
    1995 South Africa Images; Foto Forum, Frankfurt, Germany
    1997 Condition Humaine; La Musée du Port, La Reunion, Reunion
    1998 Under the Tropic: 25 years of South African Photojournalism; Cardiff University, U.K.
    1999 Africa by Africa-A Photographic View; Barbican Art Gallery, London, U.K.
    1999 Maverick; Crake Gallery, Johannesburg
    2000 Lengthening Shadows; Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, U.S.
    2001 Soweto: A South African Legend; Munich, Mannheim, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Berlin, Hannover; Germany
    2002 Environmental Images - PhotoZa, Johannesburg
    2002 Fine Fifties Images of South Africa - La Maison Europeene de la Photographie, Paris
    2003 The History of Soweto – permanent exhibition at the Regina Church, Soweto Created & Curated by Jurgen & Claudia Schadeberg
    2004 ARCO, Madrid
    2004 ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg (images of Kliptown, 2003)
    2004 Kliptown 2003, Kliptown Centre (a photo project with the work of 4 students)
    2004 “City & Country”, new colour work, Axis Gallery, New York
    2004 Group exhibition – Artcoza Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
    2004 Kliptown – The Goethe Institut, Johannesburg
    2004 San Images for Fototage Wiesbaden, Galerie Lichtbild,Wiesbaden, Germany
    2004 Selected Works, Pascal Polar Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
    2005 Kliptown – Horniman Museum, UK
    2005 Selected Works - Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, USA
    2005 A Selection of Fities South African Images - Wedge Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    2006 Painting & Photography – South African University Gallery, Johannesburg
    2006 Fifties Work – Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria
    2007 Esslingen Triennale, Germany
    2007 Contact Photo Festival, Toronto
    2007 Seippel Gallery Johannesburg, South Africa
    2007 Fine Art Show – Rocca di Castagnoli, Tuscany, Italy
    2008 Virginia Museum of Fine Art
    2008 Leica Gallery, Tokyo
    2008 Fine Art Show – Trento, Italy
    2009 Virginia Museum of Fine Art Touring Show – Virginia, Sydney,
    2009 Bologna Art Fair
    2009 “Century of Jazz” – Museum of Modern Art, Rovereto, Italy
    2010 SA Images – Polka Gallery, Paris
    2010 Virginia Museum of Fine Art “Darkroom”
    2010 Coutances, France – Voices from the Land
    2011 Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama
    2011 Young Gallery, Brussels
    2011 Africa – Polka Gallery, Paris
    2011 Chris Beetles Fine Art Gallery, London
    2012 “Apartheid” - ICP New York
    2012 Group African Show - Monaco
    2013 “Apartheid” – Haus der Kunst, Munich

    1970 Inside Whitechapel; Whitechapel Gallery, London, U.K.
    1976 The Quality of Life; Southbank Centre, London, U.K. (3-year project for the opening of the New National Theatre)


    Photographic books:
    Jürgen Schadeberg, 1981 (Photographers' Gallery, London)
    Kalahari Bushman Dance, 1982 (Jürgen Schadeberg)
    The Finest Photos from the Old Drum, 1987 (Bailey's Photo Archives, Johannesburg)
    The Fifties People of South Africa, 1987 (Bailey's Photo Archives, Johannesburg)
    Nelson Mandela & the Rise of the ANC, 1990 (Jonathan Ball/Donker)
    Drum, 1991 (Rogner & Bernhard, Hamburg)
    Voices from Robben Island, 1994 (Macmillan)
    Sof'town Blues, 1995 (Jürgen Schadeberg)
    South African Classics, 1995 (Macmillan)
    The Black & White Fifties, 2002 (Protea Bookhouse)
    Soweto Today, 2002 (Protea Bookhouse)
    The San of the Kalahari 1959. (Protea Bookhouse 2002)
    Witness – A Retrospective 52 years: A look at life throught the lense (Protea Bookhouse 2004)
    The Book of Life – A look at the UNDP Aids Programme in SA (United Nations 2004)
    Voices from the Land – A study of farm life and farm conditions in South Africa,Protea Book House
    Jurgen Schadeberg – Retrospective – IAC France 2005
    Jazz, Swing & Blues – SA Jazz over six decades - New Africa Books, South Africa 2007
    Tales from Jozi – Wits University Press - 2007
    Jurgen Schadeberg – A Retrospective – published by Hatje Cantz 2008
    Horizon d’Esperance – Editions Verlhac Paris 2010 (Recent SA Colour Images 2001-2008)
    Portrait d’Un Village Français – 2010 – Editions de l’Etrave
    Great Britian 1964/84 – Mittleldeutscher Verlag, Halle, Germany
    Schadeberg Visits Germany – 6 Decades - Mitteldeutscher Verlag, Halle, Germany 2012
    Six Decades of South African Photography – Unisa Press, Pretoria, South Africa 2013
    Spain 1969 – 20012 Mitteldeutscherverlag 2013

    Have You Seen Drum Recently? The Black 'Fifties in South Africa, 1987 (35mm, 77min.)
    War & Peace: A History of the ANC, 1989/1992 (Video, 56min.)
    The Seven Ages of Music, 1992 (Video, 46min.)
    Drumbeats, 1993 (16mm, 56min.)
    Ballroom Fever, 1994 (Video, 26min.)
    Voices from Robben Island, 1994 (16mm, 90min.)
    Dolly & The Inkspots, 1994 (Video, 26min.)
    Jo'burg Cocktail, 1995 (Video, 56min.)
    Halala Bomane! [Hail the Women!], 1996 (Video, 56min.)
    Ernest Cole: 1940-1990 Photo Journalist, 1999 (Video, 52min.)
    Drumbeats – 52 min pilot for drama series
    Deadline, 2000 (6 x 52 min. drama series)

    La Maison Europeene de la Photographie, Paris
    Victoria & Albert Museum, London
    Paul Sack Collection, San Francisco
    Neumunster Collection, Luxembourg
    Hopkinson School of Journalism, Cardiff University, UK
    President Bill Clinton Library, USA
    South African National Gallery, Cape Town
    Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa
    Oliwienhuis Gallery, Bloemfontein, South Africa
    MTN Art Collection, South Africa
    Sanlam Art Collection, South Africa
    Johannesburg Stock Exchange Collection
    Sasol Art Collection, South Africa
    Telkom Art Collection, South Africa
    Origins Centre, Wits University, Johannesburg
    Nelson Mandela Foundation, Johannesburg
    Fonds Nationale d’Art Contemporain, Paris
    Daimler Chrysler Collection, Berlin
    Rocca di Castagnoli, Tuscany. Italy
    La Bibliotheque Nationale de France
    Arts Council Collection, London
    Pretoria Art Museum
    Brenthurst Collection, Johannesburg
    Fonds Nationale d’Art Contemporain, Paris
    Daimler Chrysler Collection, Berlin
    Rocca di Castagnoli, Tuscany. Italy
    La Bibliotheque Nationale de France
    Arts Council Collection, London
    Virginia Museum of Fine Art
    National Portrait Gallery, London
    Tate Gallery, London
    ArtCoZa Collection, South Africa