Humanity and Inhumanity by George Rodger - Book – Magnum Photos

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George Rodger (1908-1995), together with Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa and David 'Chim' Seymour, was a founder member of Magnum, the greatest picture agency of the post-war era. Rodgers baptism as a photo-journalist came when he was appointed a 'stringer' for Life magazine during the Blitz on London in 1940. He then embarked on a series of adventures that took him to almost every battlefield of the Second World War in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. In 1948, after co-founding Magnum, he began a campaign of photography to rediscover humanity, travelling from Cape Town to Cairo by road.

This book presents the pictures that define George Rodger's long career, together with reflections by Bruce Bernard on each phase of his extraordinary lifes journey. With a foreword by Henri Cartier-Bresson and 230 powerful images, it represents a fitting tribute to George Rodger and a celebration of his lifes work.

Signed by Martin Parr

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 320
  • Size: 10 x 1.2 x 11.5
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publication Year: 1999
  • ISBN: 978-0714839011

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George Rodger (1908-1995), together with Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa and David 'Chim' Seymour, was a founder member of Magnum, the greatest picture agency of the post-war era. Rodgers baptism as a photo-journalist came when he was appointed a 'stringer' for Life magazine during the Blitz on London in 1940. He then embarked on a series of adventures that took him to almost every battlefield of the Second World War in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. In 1948, after co-founding Magnum, he began a campaign of photography to rediscover humanity, travelling from Cape Town to Cairo by road.

This book presents the pictures that define George Rodger's long career, together with reflections by Bruce Bernard on each phase of his extraordinary lifes journey. With a foreword by Henri Cartier-Bresson and 230 powerful images, it represents a fitting tribute to George Rodger and a celebration of his lifes work.

Signed by Martin Parr

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 320
  • Size: 10 x 1.2 x 11.5
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publication Year: 1999
  • ISBN: 978-0714839011

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