George Rodger – Village of the Nubas

Cover : Village of the Nuba by George Rodger Phaidon Publishing This book is a celebration of George Rodger’s work from the Nuba tribes in 1940s Africa. It is the newer addition of the original book by George from 1955. It contains George’s own written pieces and of course, his photography from tribal Africa. The introduction explores George’s desire to be a pro-humanist photographer, like many other photographers from the post-war period. It highlights points in George’s Life Magazine career, including the devastating effect of photographing Bergen Belson. It goes on to describing George’s ability to take a whole story … Continue reading George Rodger – Village of the Nubas

Lois ‘Jinx’ Rodger Biography

Lois ‘Jinx’ Witherspoon was born in 1925 into a world of adventure. In a conversation with Jinx, I learnt a lot about her life with travel, photography, Magnum and, of course, her husband George. “I’m a travel-ist by birth, I started travelling when I was one month old and probably never stopped, my father was a missionary and he was posted all over the place and we went with him. So travel was it and Africa I had never been to. I loved hearing about Africa from George” Shortly after finishing her degree in New Mexico, Jinx headed to New … Continue reading Lois ‘Jinx’ Rodger Biography

George Rodger Biography

George Rodger was one of the founding members of the highly acclaimed Magnum Photos which was established in 1947. Robert Capa and himself, once photographers for Time & Life Magazine, imagined a photographic career not dictated and copyrighted by magazines, but under their own names. Magnum Photos has now been running for 67 years, Jinx Rodger, George’s wife recalls the early Magnum days with blissful nostalgia and she says “it was sort of like a club,” in conversation with me. Taken from Jon Rodger’s website, George Rodger Photographs, and with inclusions of my other research, here is a short biography … Continue reading George Rodger Biography