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George Rodger; Village of the Nubas (Contemporary Artists (Phaidon)) Hardcover – 30 Sep 1999

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  • Hardcover: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press; Reprint edition (30 Sept. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714838403
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714838403
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.6 x 18.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,333,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This facsimile edition, the size of an ordinary novel, tells the story of Rodger's great African journey and how he came to know the Nuba people. It combines great travel writing with some of the best known travel photography of our era. It's a wonderful little book.' (British Journal of Photography)

'One of the classics of photographic literature … a remarkable anthropological study cum travel book, small in format, yet perfectly formed.' (Art Newspaper)

'This classic collection of photographic images, accompanied by Rodger's honed text, is a stunning testament to a way of life long since vanished in Africa.' (Good Book Guide)


In 1949, photographer George Rodger was granted permission to spend some time with the Nuba tribe. The Nubas were a people living in a state of primitivism, exactly as their ancestors had centuries before. The photographer presented the tribe in heroic terms, remarking that the Nubas were a people whom "progress of any kind had passed by". This text collects the photographs previously published in "Le Village de Noubas", showing the people taking part in sports such as spear-throwing, wrestling, and stick-fighting.

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