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Nubas (included in the exhibition Ousmane Sow)
July 3, 2013
by George Rodger
In 1949 George Rodger learned of the Nuba tribe while travelling in the Kordofan region of the Sudan. The Nubas were a people living just as their ancestors had lived - centuries before. Remarkably, he was granted permission by the Sudanese government not only to spend time with the tribe, but to be the first ever Westerner to photograph its rituals and way of life.
The Musée des Beaux-Arts et d’Archéologie de Besançon will present, in the context of the exhibition of the sculptor Ousmane Sow, a selection of 10 photographs of Rodger's 'Nubas'.