Title: Afrika im jahre null
Photographer(s): Robert Lebeck
Writer(s): Horst Bausch
Designer(s): Jürgen Wulf
Publisher(s): Hammerlich & Lesser, Hamburg, Germany
Size: 25,5 x 32,5 cm
Print: Templelhof, Berlin, Germany
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: Africa, 1960
Robert Lebeck immersed himself in the African continent because in 1960 the Dark Continent entered world history.
Lebeck, however, did not only see fireworks; his images reveal a continent 'undermined' by political and social problems that will keep the world on its toes for years to come.
And so it was, from post-colonial ethnic problems to apartheid, a multitude of confrontations between independence and race clashes. A continent always in turmoil, exploited and used.