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Contact: George Rodger’s War Photographs

Issue No. 2089

This exhibition celebrates the life and work of photographer George Rodger on the centenary of his birth.

He was born in Hale in Cheshire. Rodger captured many aspects of modern warfare, from the London Blitz in 1940, to refugees escaping from Burma in 1942, to the horrors of Belsen concentration camp.

Rodger’s experiences of war led him to abandon war photography after the Second World War.

He still went on to cover the plight of Palestinian refugees after the creation of Israel and the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya.

He also co-founded the Magnum photographic agency.

Contact: George Rodger’s War Photographs
Imperial War Museum North, Manchester
Free entry
Until 27 April
» north.iwm.org.uk


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