George Rodger (1908-1995)

George Rodger was a self-taught photographer with an urge to document the world as it was. His pictures of the London Blitz brought him attention from Life magazine and from 1939 to 1945 he was a Life war correspondent. Rodger was the first photographer to enter Bergen-Belsen in April, 1945.

After his traumatic experience of looking for "nice compositions" in front of the dead, Rodger got himself fired and started to travel. In 1947 he was invited to be one of the founding members of Magnum with Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Seymour and Bill Vandivert.

On his next major trip in 1949 he made the extraordinary pictures of the Kordofan Nuba. They first appeared in National Geographic (1951), then were published in Le Village des Noubas (1955) with Rodger's own text.

Rodger Biography

All of Rogers Nuba photo's can be found at Magnum Photo Agency

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