Princeton University Library Catalog

George Rodger [electronic resource] : an adventure in photography, 1908-1995 / Carole Naggar.

Author:
Naggar, Carole, 1951- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 2003]
Εdition:
1st ed.
Description:
1 online resource (xiii, 318 pages) : illustrations
Summary note:
  • "George Rodger's Indiana Jones-style escapades are legendary. During World War II he covered sixty-one countries for Life magazine. He was chased through three hundred miles of Burmese jungle 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 war photography when he realized he was arranging "thousands of Jewish corpses in nice photographic compositions." He went on to become a key photographer of African tribal life, covering over 75,000 miles of "old Africa" in a Land Rover and even surviving a white rhino charge."
  • "In stunning detail Carole Naggar not only recalls Rodger's singular life and artistic contribution but she also provides an in-depth look at the complex dynamics of violence, ethics, and photo-journalism. As such, this book places the legacy of George Rodger within a broader sociohistorical context."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Source of description:
Print version record.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Biography.
ISBN:
  • 9780815652298 (electronic bk.)
  • 0815652291 (electronic bk.)
  • (alk. paper)
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