Archive for July 28, 2013

Artist of the moment…..photographer George Rodger

George Rodger was a fantastic photographer born in  Cheshire, Great  Britain the year 1908. Rodger was renown for his work with the African and Pygmi people. For his artistic education Rodger attended St. Bee’s College in Cumbria, United Kingdom.

Was employed by the BBC’s The Listener magazine working as a photographer.

Rodger traveled the world and did work in Iran, Burma, Italy, and Africa. Whilst in Italy Rodger met and befriended Robert Capa. Later Rodger would join Capa and other famous photographers in starting Magnum Photos. This company is internationally renown for its photography around the globe. Here is a link to their website:

http://www.magnumphotos.com/

Rodger was among the first people to witness the liberation of countries like Belgium, and he also was the first person to photograph a Nazi concentration camp. This was the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

Made an honorable Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.

Below a montage of photographs by George Rodger. Some words in Russian and  the images start twenty seconds into the clip.

Rodger passed away in 1995 at the age of 87 years old.

price range information:  Works range from $500 to $10,000.

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Artist of the moment……Francoise Oklaga

Francoise Oklaga was a great Inuit printmaker born in Coral Harbour, Nunavet Territory, Canada in the year 1924.

Oklaga passed away in Baker Lake, Nunavet Territory, Canada in 1991 at the age of 67 years old. Her brother was the famous artist Pudlo Pudlat whom I have covered previously.

From 1981 to 1990 the artist participated in seven annual Baker Lake print collections.

In addition to graphic arts she was also great at working with fabrics.

price range information; The artist worked with original drawings and prints ranging from $300 to $1,000.

No more information on this art but more Inuit art coming soon!

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