George Silk

George Silk is a famous Australian Photographer who is most famous for his work with Life Magazine where he spent almost 30 years before the magazine closed. He was with the infamous “Desert Rats” during WWII where he was captured in and taking hostage for nearly nine days before escaping. Some of his famous photos were from during the Battle of the Bulge in which he was injured by a grenade crossing a river in Germany and Nagasaki, Japan after the explosion of the atomic bomb. After the war he decided to turn his attention over to action, sports and adventures covering events like the Olympics. He won magazine photographer of the year 5 times by the NPAA.-

By: jwebb

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/28/arts/george-silk-87-life-magazine-photographer-dies.html?_r=0

http://www.klotzgallery.com/?page_id=6303

http://articles.latimes.com/2004/oct/28/local/me-silk28

george_silk_medium Silk

silk twoA photo of an american being proccesed by Phillipine Troops

famineYoung adults in Nagasaki after the bomb fell, starving

jackieJackie Robinson with the Brooklyn Dodgers

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