Titled and dated on verso. With Robert Lebeck’s copyright and the photographer’s studio stamp.
Condition: Good condition, mounted on a passepartout with photo corners.
Robert Lebeck was born in Berlin in 1929. Lebeck left Germany to study ethnology and went to Zurich and New York. At the beginning of the 1950s, Robert Lebeck, now back in Germany, began to study photography autodidactically; his first published work showed “Konrad Adenauer at the Rose Festival in Baden-Baden” and appeared in the Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung in 1952. Robert Lebeck’s career took him to the editorial offices of various magazines, including some time as editor-in-chief of “Geo”. In 1966, he finally became a photo reporter at “Stern”, where he was to remain until 1994.
As a photojournalist, Robert Lebeck dealt with contemporary historical, political and social topics and the associated personalities. Robert Lebeck became most famous for his portrait photographs: Willy Brandt, Alfred Hitchcock, Maria Callas, Jacky Kennedy and, last but not least, Romy Schneider were captured by Robert Lebeck’s camera with astonishing intimacy and forcefulness. Robert Lebeck, who was awarded the “Dr. Erich Salomon Prize of the German Society for Photography” in 1991, was honoured on his 80th birthday in 2009 with a comprehensive exhibition of his work at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. Lebeck died in Berlin in 2014.