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Richard Mosse Arrested in Greece

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Charleroi’s Museum of Photography Celebrates 30 Years

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Martin Parr in Person at Metrograph New York

British photographer Martin Parr, a member of the Magnum Photos agency, will be in conversation with...
Eve Arnold, School for non-violence, Virginia, 1960 © Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, School for non-violence, Virginia, 1960 © Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos

Jans Bock-Schroeder created a website to pay tribute to his parents, both photographers. Peter Bock-Schroeder, his father and Ingeborg Geissler his mother. Visual Independence – a photographic experience, was launched on January 2012. V.I is a seasonal online publication with a weekly Blog (every Thursday) daily updated on its social media channels as well as a monthly newsletter.

“My Family Background is Photography. Both my parents are photographers. My father Peter Bock-Schroeder (1913-2001) was an acknowledged photo journalist. He worked amongst others for Stern Magazine. In the 1950 and 60’s he travelled the world. As a globetrotter he photographed in South and North America. In 1956 he was the first West German photographer to be allowed to photograph in the USSR. In 1957 he covered the Suez Crisis in the Middle East. In 1972 he worked with Otl Aicher during the Munich Olympics, as photographer and co-ordinator of the international press team. At the age of 60 he signed a contract with the “Munich International Airport Press Department”. His architectural and portrait works of that time were published in books and magazines. When Peter Bock-Schroeder died on February 19th 2001 he left behind a photographic archive of remarkable range and power. An enormous body of work that spans his six decade career as a world traveling photo journalist. It includes more than 6,000 negatives and more than 1,000 vintage prints.

Jans Bock-Schroeder

Portfolio by Peter Bock-Schroeder.