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RIP Jinx Rodger 1925-2023 A life in photography

Jinx Rodger in 2017 at the George Rodger book launch Nuba & Latuka – The Colour Photographs Photo ©
Going through photos and letters with Jinx in the darkroom (notice open filing cabinet draw to the right – everything has it’s place) Photo ©
Jinx and George Rodger at home. ©Jon Rodger

Jinx Rodger, photo editor, teacher and wife of Magnum photo agency co-founder George Rodger has died aged 98. Jinx died peacefully on Sunday 12 November with her son Jon by her side.

I have known Jinx for 20 years, we live in neighbouring villages in rural Kent. Jinx and I often went searching through George’s photo archive which was well catalogued and stored between her office and the in-house darkroom.
Most of our conversations were stories of her memories working with George and the early workings of the Magnum photo agency – great stories, all backed up with letters, expenses and prints of their travels across the world on photographic expeditions together. Her enthusiasm for reportage photography and the inner workings of a photo agency was fantastic!

• Here is an account of her trip with George Rodger to photograph the Nuba in the late 1950’s.
• View all Jinx Rodger articles on PAN

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