British, b. 1908, d. 1995 (MAGNUM Estate)
This George Rodger photograph of fellow Magnum co-founder Robert Capa was recently acquired by Phototheque through bequest. Born in Cheshire, George Rodger served in the British Merchant Navy. After a short spell in America, he worked as a photographer for the BBC. In 1947 Rodger was invited to join Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Seymour and William Vandivert in founding Magnum. George Rodger died in Kent on 24 July 1995.
Portrait of Robert Capa on 1943 (Italy). Credit: George Rodger / Magnum Photos
B&W pigment print
Certificate of authenticity
Margaret Bourke-White was born in the Bronx, NY in 1904. She transferred colleges several times, including: University of Michigan, Purdue University, and Case Western Reserve University. In 1927 Bourke-White received a BA, from Cornell University, and from 1929 to 1935 Margaret worked as associate editor and staff photographer at Fortune magazine. Bourke-White became a Life magazine staff photographer in 1936, and then was hired by Henry Luce as the first female photojournalist for Life magazine in 1939. Margaret was the first female war correspondent and the first to be allowed to work in combat zones during World War II, and one of the first photographers to enter and document the death camps.
were born in the US, Canada, and different countries across Latin America. Their artworks put together are example of how our area is a melting pot where different cultures find common ground, since most of them were shown in our event in South Florida. The ensemble of works in our Permanent Collection also exemplifies how contemporary artists are applying new technologies to their work, while on the other hand some of them keep working with the traditional analog photographic B/W process, -which is the gelatin-silver print method- at the difference of digital processes.