Contact Sheet Print: Nuba tribe, Kordofan, Sudan, 1949 – Magnum Photos

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A selection of historic Contact Sheets by Magnum photographers are available as high quality, unsigned, contemporary 16x20" prints. These contact prints offer the opportunity to own a piece of Magnum's history.

This contact sheet captures a gathering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels mountains, taken by George Rodger in Kordofan, Sudan, 1949. Featuring traditional festival and customs of the Nuba, including wrestling and spear fighting. One of Rodger’s widely known photographs of a Nuba wrestler is shown, hoisted and resting onto another tribe members’ shoulders after winning a match.

Rodger was the first photographer to enter the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April 1945. In May he photographed the German surrender at Lüneburg for TIME and LIFE magazines. Traumatized by the experience of looking for 'nice compositions' in front of the dead, Rodger embarked on a 28,000-mile journey all over Africa and the Middle East, focusing on animal life, rituals, and ways of life that exist in a close relationship with nature.

In 1947 Rodger was invited to join Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Seymour and William Vandivert in founding Magnum Photos. His next major trip was a Cape-to-Cairo trans-Africa journey, during which he made extraordinary pictures of the Kordofan Nuba tribe, which first appeared in National Geographic in 1951. Africa remained a preoccupation for him for over thirty years.

Giclée print, 16x20”, stamped with artist copyright stamp on verso and Magnum blind stamp on recto. Uneditioned.

Reproducing the original without alteration and enlarged to a 16"x20" paper size, these Magnum Contacts offer a unique insight into the methods by which our photographers produced some of their best known images, by clearly showing the sequence of frames and the marks of the editing process on each sheet.

These prints are embossed 'Magnum Photos Collection' on the white border in the bottom right corner and hand stamped with the photographers copyright on the back.

All Magnum Contact Sheet Prints come with a choice of framing options. These contemporary custom frames are hand-crafted in New York City by expert framers. Please allow an extra 2 weeks for framing your orders.

  • Hand-crafted black, white or coffee brown wooden frame (w: 3/4" h: 7/8").
  • Contact Sheet Prints will be framed full bleed with no additional borders or matting and use archival spacers to create an air pocket between the print and plexiglass.
  • Includes UV plexiglass, which comes with ~99% UV protection.
  • The finished Contact Sheet Prints will then be sealed using archival paper backing, wired to be ready for hanging and come with wall-friendly footers.
Shipping advisory

We advise on a delivery period of up to 3 weeks for your print. If you would like your print sooner, please contact your local print sales representative for stock information. Collectors prints will be listed at retail value for shipping purposes and customs duties on import are at your cost and not included in your Magnum purchase.

  • Contact Sheet Print: Nuba tribe, Kordofan, Sudan, 1949

  • George Rodger
  • $279.00

Magnum Contact Sheet Prints tell as much of a story as the single image that goes on to become iconic: they reveal the befores, the afters, and the almost theres, that surround some of the most iconic photographs.


A selection of historic Contact Sheets by Magnum photographers are available as high quality, unsigned, contemporary 16x20" prints. These contact prints offer the opportunity to own a piece of Magnum's history.

This contact sheet captures a gathering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels mountains, taken by George Rodger in Kordofan, Sudan, 1949. Featuring traditional festival and customs of the Nuba, including wrestling and spear fighting. One of Rodger’s widely known photographs of a Nuba wrestler is shown, hoisted and resting onto another tribe members’ shoulders after winning a match.

Rodger was the first photographer to enter the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April 1945. In May he photographed the German surrender at Lüneburg for TIME and LIFE magazines. Traumatized by the experience of looking for 'nice compositions' in front of the dead, Rodger embarked on a 28,000-mile journey all over Africa and the Middle East, focusing on animal life, rituals, and ways of life that exist in a close relationship with nature.

In 1947 Rodger was invited to join Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Seymour and William Vandivert in founding Magnum Photos. His next major trip was a Cape-to-Cairo trans-Africa journey, during which he made extraordinary pictures of the Kordofan Nuba tribe, which first appeared in National Geographic in 1951. Africa remained a preoccupation for him for over thirty years.

Giclée print, 16x20”, stamped with artist copyright stamp on verso and Magnum blind stamp on recto. Uneditioned.

Reproducing the original without alteration and enlarged to a 16"x20" paper size, these Magnum Contacts offer a unique insight into the methods by which our photographers produced some of their best known images, by clearly showing the sequence of frames and the marks of the editing process on each sheet.

These prints are embossed 'Magnum Photos Collection' on the white border in the bottom right corner and hand stamped with the photographers copyright on the back.

All Magnum Contact Sheet Prints come with a choice of framing options. These contemporary custom frames are hand-crafted in New York City by expert framers. Please allow an extra 2 weeks for framing your orders.

  • Hand-crafted black, white or coffee brown wooden frame (w: 3/4" h: 7/8").
  • Contact Sheet Prints will be framed full bleed with no additional borders or matting and use archival spacers to create an air pocket between the print and plexiglass.
  • Includes UV plexiglass, which comes with ~99% UV protection.
  • The finished Contact Sheet Prints will then be sealed using archival paper backing, wired to be ready for hanging and come with wall-friendly footers.
Shipping advisory

We advise on a delivery period of up to 3 weeks for your print. If you would like your print sooner, please contact your local print sales representative for stock information. Collectors prints will be listed at retail value for shipping purposes and customs duties on import are at your cost and not included in your Magnum purchase.