It has recently been announced that Archive contributor Jurgen Schadeberg is to receive the Cornell Capa ICP Lifetime Achievement Infinity Award. We think it’s richly deserved but don’t take our word for it take a look at a selection of his work HERE
Captions from the top, all images Jurgen Schadeberg/Getty Images:
Anti-apartheid activist and lawyer Nelson Mandela in the office of Mandela and Tambo, a law practice set up in Johannesburg by Mandela and Oliver Tambo to provide free or affordable legal representation to blacks, 1952; A man’s face is briefly illuminated as he lights his cigarette, circa 1955; The slogan ‘We Won’t Move’ appears on a wall in Sophiatown, a suburb of Johannesburg. In 1955, the Group Areas Act allowed the government to relocate the black inhabitants of Sophiatown to the surrounding countryside, having allocated specific living areas to people of specific races; Two men hide from the police in Johannesburg. If caught in the city without a pass, black citizens were subject to arrest, 1955; Sifiso Dlomo, left, aged 4 is one of many young children who live in unsafe blocks of flats in the inner city of Johannesburg. This dark, dank, staircase with its pungent stench of urine, is their playground as their families have no funds to send them to creche or school, 2006; A policeman peers through a chink in the newly-constructed Berlin Wall, from the French sector, 1961; Inhabitants of Sophiatown, a suburb of Johannesburg, wait for a truck to transport them to their new homes in Meadowlands (now part of Soweto), 1959 and
Four gamblers in a smoky corner in Sophiatown, a suburb of Johannesburg, circa 1955.