George Rodger: Big Boys Don't Cry

Carole Naggar Arthur Morey


George Rodger: Big Boys Don't Cry

George Rodger: Big Boys Don't Cry

  • Title: George Rodger: Big Boys Don't Cry
  • Author: Carole Naggar Arthur Morey
  • ISBN: 9781522681564
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Audio CD



The remarkable life and career of a recently rediscovered photography legend.He was a trailblazing 20th century British photojournalist but George Rodger lived in the adventurous tradition of 19th century explorers Cofounding Magnum Photos, in 1947, with Henri Cartier Bresson and Robert Capa, the modest Rodger was eclipsed by his partners until now Rodger s Indiana JonesThe remarkable life and career of a recently rediscovered photography legend.He was a trailblazing 20th century British photojournalist but George Rodger lived in the adventurous tradition of 19th century explorers Cofounding Magnum Photos, in 1947, with Henri Cartier Bresson and Robert Capa, the modest Rodger was eclipsed by his partners until now Rodger s Indiana Jones style escapades are legendary and worth the telling He once covered over 75,000 miles of old Africa in a Land Rover He even survived a white rhino charge He went on to become a key photographer of African tribal life During World War II he covered 61 countries for Life magazine He was chased through 300 miles of Burmese jungles by both the Japanese army and a tribe of headhunters And he was the first to record the liberation of the Bergen Belsen concentration camp He quit photography when he realized he was arranging thousands of Jewish corpses in nice photographic compositions In fascinating detail Carol Naggar not only recalls Roger s singular life and artistic contribution, but she also provides an in depth look at the complex dynamics of ethics, violence, and photojournalism As such, it places the legacy of George Rodger within a broader sociohistorical context.


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