George Rodger

Being occupied with researches for university these days i would like to share my new knowledge about some of the most important photojournalists of the 20th's century beginning with the quiet Englishman and self-taught photographer: George Rodger (1908 - 1995)!
It was him and three other men Robert Capa -who had the idea and made it all happen- Henri Cartier-Bresson and David Seymour aka 'Chim being all outstanding characters of different nationalities and widely differing backgrounds founding the Magnum photo agency in 1947.

George Rodger belonged to the most travelled photographer at his time covering 'The Blitz' during the period of the Second World War and a large number of battles in Africa, Egypt, Italy, Burma and liberations of France, Belgium and Holland. He was also the first Allied photographer entering the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. 

George Rodger/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

May 01, 1945

This experience of man's inhumanity to man was primary the cause to leave war photography and explore other civilizations. Starting in 1947 he was traveling over 75.000 miles through Africa,  followed by the Middle East, India, Afghanistan, Burma, Haiti, China and Bali. Especially known are his documentations of the domestic life and customs of the Nuba tribe in Southern Sudan. Ever since George Rodger returned constantly to Africa which remained a passion for him for over thirty years.


  1. thanks for the topic.
    the first picture was made by Marc Riboud, magnum photographer by the way.
    He selected two pictures of this event, one in b&w, and the other one in colour:

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