Robert Lebeck in the Year of 1968

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The German photojournalist Robert Lebeck was a self-taught photographer who freelanced in various publications in Heidelberg. His works with the German weekly Stern was his real breakthrough as a photojournalist, and for 30 years he worked on the coverage. Having captured the independence of the Congo, Lebeck was set off to become the photographer of the 60’s.

Robert Lebeck Passanten vor der Silhouette der Prager Burg, Prag, 17. April 1968 © Archiv Robert Lebeck; Robert Lebeck Allein im Hotelbett, Hamburg, 14. Oktober 1968 © Archiv Robert Lebeck; Robert Lebeck Joseph und Eva Beuys mit ihren Kindern Wenzel und Jessyka im Beuys-Raum der 4. documenta, Kassel, 27. Juni 1968 © Archiv Robert Lebeck; Robert Lebeck Schweißer in den Produktionshallen des Volkswagenwerks, Wolfsburg, 21. Juni 1968 © Archiv Robert Lebeck; Robert Lebeck Schweißer in den Produktionshallen deRobert Lebeck Militärpolizisten schützen Papst Paul VI. vor dem Andrang Hunderttausender Gläubiger in Bogotá, Kolumbien, 22. August 1968 © Archiv Robert Lebecks Volkswagenwerks, Wolfsburg, 21. Juni 1968 © Archiv Robert Lebeck; Robert Lebeck Rudi Dutschke, Wortführer der deutschen Studentenbewegung, bei einer Rede in der Prager Karls-Universität, 3. April 1968 © Archiv Robert Lebeck

In the year 1968, Lebeck captured several historical moments through snapshots that marked the year, such as Robert Kennedy’s funeral in which with him died the hope of peace in Vietnam, Richard Nixon’s electoral campaign, the Spring of 1868 in Prague, which markets the student revolts, the German Shooting Festival, and many more. 1968 was a busy, fruitful year of photography with Lebeck, and this display is a comprehensive work of the photographer in Stern Magazine, which was one of the highest-circulation magazines in Germany.

Catch the show Robert Lebeck: 1968 at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, running through July 22 as they show many unreleased photographs of Lebeck.

Robert Lebeck Trauernde mit Kruzifix in der ausgestreckten Hand, New York, 7. Juni 1968 © Archiv Robert Lebeck; Robert Lebeck Papst Paul VI. im Flugzeug auf dem Weg nach Bogotá, Kolumbien, 22. August 1968 © Archiv Robert Lebeck; Robert Lebeck Abschied von Robert F. Kennedy an der St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, 7./8. Juni 1968 © Archiv Robert Lebeck; Robert Lebeck Jackie Kennedy und ihre Schwester Lee Radziwill in der St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, 7./8. Juni 1968 © Archiv Robert Lebeck; Robert Lebeck Joseph Patrick, der älteste Sohn des ermordeten Präsidentschaftskandidaten, an der Spitze der Sargträger bei der Beerdigung von Robert F. Kennedy auf dem Nationalfriedhof von Arlington, 8. Juni 1968 © Archiv Robert Lebeck; Robert Lebeck VW-Käfer in der Neubausiedlung Detmerode, Wolfsburg, 22. Juni 1968 © Archiv Robert Lebeck; Robert Lebeck Reihenhaussiedlung in Detmerode, Wolfsburg, 22. Juni 1968 © Archiv Robert Lebeck;

Images are from the press kit.

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