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From London to Rio with Roger Sedres | Sports & Action Photography

If there has ever been a lunchtime lecture you cannot miss, this is it. Come and learn about the life and career in photography of legendary South African sports photographer, Roger Sedres, with our next 100% complimentary lunchtime lecture.

Roger is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned 28 years – taking him on assignments to 15 countries around the world. He has worked at four newspapers based in Cape Town, most notably, Chief Photographer of Die Burger (a daily newspaper), where he photographed former president Nelson Mandela’s presidency, as well as the State Visit by the American president Bill Clinton. His images have appeared in newspapers and magazines around the globe.

 

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13:00 – 14:00 22 August 2017

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Born in 1969, Roger Sedres is a South African based and internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned 28 years – taking him on assignments to 15 countries around the world. He has worked at four newspapers based in Cape Town, most notably, Chief Photographer of Die Burger (a daily newspaper), where he photographed former president Nelson Mandela’s presidency, as well as the State Visit by the American president Bill Clinton. His images have appeared in newspapers and magazines around the globe.

Roger was a Nikon brand ambassador from May 2012 to May 2015. He regularly gives back to the community when he presents inspirational photographic talks to high school children in vulnerable areas in Cape Town, at no cost.

In 1992, Roger won his first award when he attained the Hunters Gold sports award. In 1993 he won the Metropolitan Life photographic award for his contribution to soccer by covering the Metropolitan Premier Cup, a six-day tournament held annually and showcasing the best under-19 soccer players. He has covered this prestigious event since 1992 and continues to do so. A unique award was bestowed on him in 1994 when Metropolitan Life presented him with Photo Press Award for his contribution to junior soccer in South Africa.

Roger has also photographed some of the most newsworthy and unimaginable atrocities that occurred in Cape Town. At the height of an urban terror campaign just before the turn of the millennium, Roger was driving past the Planet Hollywood restaurant in the V&A Waterfront when an improvised explosive device was detonated inside the restaurant. He was awarded a Fuji Press Award for his image of an injured woman being carried to safety. The following year, in 2000, he won two Fuji Press Awards for his image of then South African cricket captain, Hansie Cronje, bursting into tears after completing his testimony at the King Commission into match fixing. This was one of the last images taken of Cronje in public.

Roger has since turned his focus on international sporting events and after covering the ICC Cricket World Cup in South Africa in 2003, the 2010 FIFA World Cup on South African soil, and other sporting codes have opened many doors for him.

He has covered the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Athletics championships in Istanbul, Turkey and the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain.

The highlights of his career has been the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the 2012 London Olympic Games,  the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship in Cape Town and 2013 IRB Junior World Championship in France, the HSBC IRB Sevens Series in Glasgow and London and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. He has just returned from the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China

Two of Roger’s sport images have been included in a sought after book entitled “South Africa’s 100 most famous sports Photos” published by Supersport and Gallo Images/Getty Images.

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