“In the heart of the Sudan, and to the west of the White Nile, there is a strange and unreal land which the hand of time has hardly touched in passing.” – George Rodger
From 1939-47 Magnum photographer George Rodger covered some of the most violent atrocities of the second word war: from the brutality of the Burma campaign, to horrific piles of corpses at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
In 1948, in search of something less barbaric, Rodger arranged 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.
Southern Sudan is released to coincide with an exhibition of the same name at David Hill Gallery, London, opening on 2nd November until 25th January.
‘George Rodger belongs to the great tradition of explorers and adventurers. His work is a moving testimony through time and space.’ Henri Cartier-Bresson
George Rodger – Southern Sudan
Nov 2nd, 2018 – Jan 25th, 2019
David Hill Gallery
345 Ladbroke Grove
London W10 6HA