Black and White Fifties - Jürgen Schadeberg's South Africa

The world famous photographer and photo reporter, Jürgen Schadeberg, came to South Africa in 1950 at the age of 19. The young photographer, who worked first as a free-lancer and then for the magazine Drum, found himself in a strange situation in the midst of Apartheid. The two worlds of black and white divided by an invisible wall opened up before him. Schadeberg catches the seemingly carefree life and at times decadent entertainment of whites but also provides us with an equally close view of the everyday routine of blacks. He not only takes pictures of events and personalities of political or historical significance but depicts with remarkable sensitivity the moments of human frailty, beauty, intimacy and drama in the simplest - even banal - situations. He captures a vibrant mood and joie de vivre radiating from the black dancers and musicians of the 1950s, along with a beauty and "naive enthusiasm" - as the artist himself put it - that exists despite intimidation and the poverty of the slums. A surprising world unfolds itself before us from his pictures. A little known side of the beginning of Apartheid, the years preceding the horror are revealed, showing us the differences and similarities between the society of whites and blacks, their unconnected existence. Although featured separately on the black and white photographs, the two sides nevertheless unite for the exhibition.
2004. January 6. - January 31.

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