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Apartheid Photographer Jürgen Schadeberg Dead at 89 –IOL

Born in Berlin, Germany, in 1931, [Jürgen] Schadeberg moved to South Africa in 1950 and took up a position at Drum magazine. During this period, Schadeberg’s work captured pivotal events in the South African anti-apartheid struggle. Among the biggest of these were the Defiance Campaign in 1952, the Sophiatown forced removals and the funeral of the Sharpeville massacre victims in 1960.

Schadeberg is the photographer behind the iconic photo of former South African president Nelson Mandela looking out the bars of his Robben Island cell.