The magazine of the photo-essay
November 2018 issue
Southern Sudan
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by George Rodger 
Between  1939  and  1947  founder  member  of  the  newly  formed  Magnum  Photos,  George  Rodger  served  as  a  war  correspondent  for  Life  magazine,  covering  some  of  the  most  violent  atrocities  of  the  second  word  war:  from  the  brutality  of  the  Burma campaign,  to  horrific  piles  of  corpses  and  desperately  emaciated  survivors  discovered  at  the  Bergen-Belsen  concentration camp  after  its  liberation  in  1945.  At  the  start  of  1948,  in  search  of  something  less  barbaric,  Rodger  arranged  with  the  Sudanese  government  to  be  the  first  authorised  photographer  to  document  indigenous  people  of  the Nuba  mountains,  in  the  former  central  Sudanese  province  of  Kordofan,  and  the  Latuka  and  other  tribes  of  southern  Sudan.  In  doing  so,  he  created  some  of  the  most  historically  important and  influential  images  taken  in  sub-Saharan  Africa  during  the  twentieth  century.
© George Rodger and Magnum Photos
© George Rodger and Magnum Photos
© George Rodger and Magnum Photos
© George Rodger and Magnum Photos
© George Rodger and Magnum Photos
© George Rodger and Magnum Photos
© George Rodger and Magnum Photos
© George Rodger and Magnum Photos
© George Rodger and Magnum Photos
© George Rodger and Magnum Photos
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