Visual Q&A: Jürgen Schadeberg

Visual Q&A: Jürgen Schadeberg

Jürgen Schadeberg is a legend in South African and World Photography. His vast body of work, spanning 70 years of work and 200,000 negatives, captures a wealth of timeless and iconic images from historic periods, most particularly the Apartheid era in South Africa. His contribution during the struggle included mentoring some of the most creative young South African photographers and his role has earned him recognition as “The Father of South African Photography”.

We asked Jürgen Schadeberg some questions, and asked he only respond with his images.

Who are you?

Why photography?


What is your trademark photographic style?


What truly inspires you?

Where do you go when you close your eyes?


Where is home for you?


How would you describe your lifestyle?


What makes a great shot?


How do you view the world?


What is an important lesson you have learned?

Want more?
You can find Jürgen Schadeberg's website here.