British, b. 1908 - d.1995
Born in Hale, Cheshire, to a family of Scottish ancestry, George Rodger was a self-taught photographer who at first wanted to be a writer and had an urge to document the world as it was.
After his studies at St. Bees College (1921-25), served in the British Merchant Navy. By 1929 he had been around the world three times but had never seen London.
After a difficult period in the United States under the Great Depression, Rodger worked as a photographer for the BBC (1936-38), then briefly for the Black Star Agency, publishing his pictures in Tattler, Sketch, Bystander,...