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George Rodger A woman from the Duk Faiwil tribe gathering food and water. Kordofan, Sudan. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger A young girl from the Duk Faiwil tribe. Kordofan, Sudan. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger Korongo Nuba wrestlers waiting to take part in a match. They are powdered with wood ash so they can get a grip on each other. Kordofan, Sudan. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gethering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountains). A Nuba musician at a tribal wrestling match. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger Men from the Kao-Nyaro tribe waiting to take part in a match. They wear leather bracelets, each weighing two kilograms with two-inch double flanges. The function of the bracelet seems to be to cra (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gethering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountains). A Nuba musician at a tribal wrestling match. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountains). The nubas pride themselves as wrestlers, their tribal sport. They are powdered in wood ash so they can get a grip o (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountains). The nubas pride themselves as wrestlers, their tribal sport. They are powdered in wood ash so they can get a grip o (...)
George Rodger Girl dancers from the village of Kao at a gathering of Nuba tribespeople in the Korongo Jebels Moutains. Kordofan, Sudan. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountians). A man from the village of Kao dancing. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger Young children from the Messakin Tiwal tribe sit outside a hut. Kordofan, Sudan. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A young grl of the Duk Faiwil tribe. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger A young Korongo Nuba girl carrying local beer in a gourd upon her head. The cicatrice designs on her chest are made by cutting the flesh and rubbing in wood ash. Kordofan, Sudan. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Men from the Kao-Nyaro tribe waiting to take part ina match. They wear lethal bracelets, each weighing 2 kilos with two inch double flanges. The function of the bracelt seems to b (...)
George Rodger Girl dancers from the village of Kao at a gathering of Nuba tribespeople in the Korongo Jebels Moutains. Kordofan, Sudan. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger A young unmarried girl from the Messakin Tiwal tribe. Kordofan, Sudan. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger A young girl from the Messakin Tiwal tribe sits outside her home. Kordofan, Sudan. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger Women attending a wrestling match decorate themselves by covering their head and shoulders in sour milk. Kordofan, Sudan. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger Dinka and Nuer girls dressed for a ceremonial dance. Kordofan, Sudan. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A young grl of the Duk Faiwil tribe. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. The Nubas. Tall muscular men of the Korongo Nubas carrying ox-hide shields. The tallest of these is 6'6" high. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. The Nubas. View over the village of Kau. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. The young girls of the Messakin Tiwal tribe. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger Korongo Nuba men carrying ox-hide shields. The tallest of these measures 6'6" high. Kordofan, Sudan. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. The Nubas. View over the village of Kau. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger A young girl from the Duk Faiwil tribe. Kordofan, Sudan. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Korongo Nuba wrestlers waiting to take part in a match. They ar powdered with wood ash so they can get a grip on each other. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountains). The nubas pride themselves as wrestlers, their tribal sport. They are powdered in wood ash so they can get a grip o (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A young grl of the Duk Faiwil tribe. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountains). The nubas pride themselves as wrestlers, their tribal sport. They are powdered in wood ash so they can get a grip o (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountains). The nubas pride themselves as wrestlers, their tribal sport. They are powdered in wood ash so they can get a grip o (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountains). The nubas pride themselves as wrestlers, their tribal sport. They are powdered in wood ash so they can get a grip o (...)
George Rodger Men from the village of Kao dancing at a gathering of Nuba tribespeople in the Korongo Jebels Moutains. Kordofan, Sudan. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountains). The nubas pride themselves as wrestlers, their tribal sport. They are powdered in wood ash so they can get a grip o (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountains). The nubas pride themselves as wrestlers, their tribal sport. They are powdered in wood ash so they can get a grip o (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountains). The nubas pride themselves as wrestlers, their tribal sport. They are powdered in wood ash so they can get a grip o (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountains). The nubas pride themselves as wrestlers, their tribal sport. They are powdered in wood ash so they can get a grip o (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountains). The nubas pride themselves as wrestlers, their tribal sport. They are powdered in wood ash so they can get a grip o (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountains). The nubas pride themselves as wrestlers, their tribal sport. They are powdered in wood ash so they can get a grip o (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Men from the Kao-Nyaro tribe waiting to take part in a match. They wear lethal bracelets, each weighing 2 kilos with two inch double flanges. The function of the braclet seems to (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountains). The nubas pride themselves as wrestlers, their tribal sport. They are powdered in wood ash so they can get a grip o (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountains). The nubas pride themselves as wrestlers, their tribal sport. They are powdered in wood ash so they can get a grip o (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Men from the Kao-Nyaro tribe waiting to take part in a match. They wear lethal bracelets, each weighing 2 kilos with two inch double flanges. The function of the braclet seems to (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountains). The nubas pride themselves as wrestlers, their tribal sport. They are powdered in wood ash so they can get a grip o (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Fighters from the Kao-Nyaro tribe who use lethal bracelets during fights. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Two fighters from the Kao-Nyaro tribe who use lethal bracelets during fights. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Two fighters from the Kao-Nyaro tribe. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Two fighters from the Kao-Nyaro tribe who use lethal bracelets during fights. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Two fighters from the Kao-Nyaro tribe. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Two fighters from the Kao-Nyaro tribe who use lethal bracelets during fights. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. One of the fighters from the Kao-Nyaro tribe. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Two fighters from the Kao-Nyaro tribe. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. The Nubas. In the Korongo jebels (hills) the Nuba tribesmen own herds of cattle which graze in the lower-lying valleys. The image shows the method of watering the herd. As there ar (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountains). The Nuba pride themselves as wrestlers, their tribal sport. They are powdered in wood ash so they can get a grip on eac (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountains). The Nuba pride themselves as wrestlers, their tribal sport. They are powdered in wood ash so they can get a grip on eac (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountains). The Nuba pride themselves as wrestlers, their tribal sport. They are powdered in wood ash so they can get a grip on eac (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountains). The Nuba pride themselves as wrestlers, their tribal sport. They are powdered in wood ash so they can get a grip on eac (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountains). The Nuba pride themselves as wrestlers, their tribal sport. They are powdered in wood ash so they can get a grip on eac (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Stick-fighting in the Mesakin-Tiwal jebels. Fighting is fast and furious and some of the fighters have cloths wound around their shins and waists as protection. The sticks are thic (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Wrestlers of the Messkin-Tiwal jebels. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. A gathering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountians). The Nubas pride themselves as wrestlers, their tribal sport. They are powdered in wood ash so they can get a grip of each ot (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountians). The Nuba pride themselves as wrestlers, their tribal sport. They are powdered in wood ash so they can get a grip on (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Korongo Nuba children in the shade of a heglig thorn tree. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. The lethal bracelets are used by the men of Kao to fight. They weigh two kilos and have two inch double flanges. The object of the bracelet seems to be to crack open the skull of t (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountians). Girl dancers from the village of Kao. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. The lethal bracelets are used by the men of Kao-Nyaro to fight. They weigh two kilos and have two inch double flanges. The object of the bracelet seems to be to crack open the sku (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Girls of the Kao-Nyaro show themselves off to the tribal drums in the shade of a boabab. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. 1949. The lethal bracelets are used by the men of Kao-Nyaro to fight. They weigh two kilos and have two inch double flanges. The object of the bracelet seems to be to crack open th (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. The Nubas. Lethal bracelets are used by the men of Kao-Nyaro to fight. They weigh about 2 kilos and have 2 inch double flanges. The object of the bracelet seems to be to crack open (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. The lethal bracelets are used by the men Kao-Nyaro to fight. They weigh two kilos and have to inch doubles flanges. The object of the bracelet seems to be to crack open the skull o (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Korongo wrestlers. The waistband consists of woven and plaited cane with wisps of fur from the Colobus monkey. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. 1949. The lethal bracelets are used by the men of Kao to fight. They weigh two kilos and have two inch double flanges. The object of the bracelet seems to be to crack open the skul (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. The Nubas. During the night a careless housewife of Kau upsets her cooking pot and the whole village of Kau catches fire. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. During the night a careless housewife upset her cooking pot and the village of Kao caught fire. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Korongo Wrestlers resting under a large Baobab tree. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A fancy-dressed warrior mingles with spectators, shaking the bells encircling his waist. He does not take part in the the wrestling, but acts as a court-jestor. His costume is made (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the Sibr Tribe in the Korongo Jebels. Here wrestlers are warming up by sparing with each other before a fight. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. The Nubas. A Korongo Nuba girl. Cicatrice designs on her chest are made by cutting the flesh and rubbing in wood ash. The gourd carried on her head contains local beer. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Southern Sudan. This Nuba girl replaces her usual wooden lip plug for one of ivory at festive occasions. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Nuba Jester at a tribal wrestling match. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. nuba tribal musician blows a Kudu horn. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. The Nubas. Women arrive at the "sibr" (gathering) carrying large woven wicker baskets which carry all the wrestlers equipment, colubus monkey plumes, cane belts, gourd rattles, and (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Korongo Nuba girls from Buram. Their lip plugs are made from Ivory and only worn on on ceremonial occasions. For everyday use they have plugs made of wood. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Meks of the Mesakin Qiwal and Mesakin Qusar, neighboring Nuba tribes, gathered at Reikha for a conference at the native courthouse. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Nuba woman of Mesakin Qusar waters the tobacco plants. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. The Nubas. Looking through keyhole shaped doorway of Maskin Qusar house. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. The Nubas. The keyhole entrance to a Nuba house in the Korongo Jebels (mountains). Doorways are shaped to allow admittance to people carrying loads of firewood on their heads. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Women spreading beans out to dry in the sun. They are laid on mats high above the ground to kepp them away from the goats. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Messaki Qusar. Women watering tobacco plants. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. The Mesakin Qusar grow tobacco for home consumption and also for sale. It is smoked, chewed , and powdered into snuff. Plants are grown in circular depressions made to hold water.1 (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Method of entering the bedroom of a Mesakin Quasar house. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A young unmarried girl of the Messakin Tiwal tribe. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Korongo Nuba women making bread from Dhoura meal in the granary (tukl) room of a Mesakin Qusar house. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Messar Quasar. Granary of a Nuba house. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A young umarried girl of the Messakin Tiwal. She wears only beads and anklets made of brass and a disc made of silver to show her status. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. The most graceful dancing in the whole of Nuba jebel area is found in the Kau-Nyaro district. Here the girls dance with rawhide whips held in their hands. The only musical accompan (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Two fighters from the Kao-Nyaro tribe who use lethal bracletys during fights. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SOUTH SUDAN. Kordofan. A typical scene in the Rashad jebels. These rocky kopje-like peaks are a common feature. The roads thread through the jebels, keeping very much to the same level, and are eas (...)
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. Two fighters from the Kao-Nyaro tribe who use lethal bracelets during fights. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SOUTH SUDAN. Kordofan. Training Nuba police at Rashid. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger Africa. Sudan. Kordofan. Fighters from the Kao-Nyaro tribe who use lethal bracelets during fights. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SOUTH SUDAN. Kordofan. Under the chief Mek come other Meks of lesser status. Here are other Meks of the Koalib with the chief Mek second from left. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A gathering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountians). Girl dancers from the village of Kao. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger Africa. Sudan. Kordofan. Fighters from the Kao-Nyaro tribe who use lethal bracelets during fights. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger SUDAN. Kordofan. A little girl of the Mesakin Tiwal carrying the cowrie-studded belt of her father, which is also decorated with two horns. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger Africa. Sudan. Kordofan. A gathering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels (mountians). Girl dancers from the village of Kao. 1949. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos