Sunday, 9 December 2012

George Rodger, War Photographer

These fell out of an envelope this afternoon. At first glance, they seem like family snaps of a young man in uniform and one of him with an elderly couple. The accompanying newspaper cuttings reveal the real story. The man is actually the British war correspondent, George Rodger who stopped off in America on his way back to England for his first furlough in two years. He was staying with his friends, Mr and Mrs Arthur Whitcomb of New London at their summer home beside Lake Sunapee.

George was more than just a war correspondent. He was a LIFE magazine photographer who was the first to photograph the horrors of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and a founder member of the Magnum Photo Agency. For more information on his career, click HERE for his Wikipedia entry. Click on the images for a closer look.

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