Rodger Bosch has been working in the photographic field for 30 years, capturing arresting images of news and cultural events. Over the years, he has photographed the joy and pain of South Africa emerging from apartheid. First, the early democracy with its most celebrated President, African leader and world statesman Nelson Mandela. Then, Presidents Thabo Mbeki, Kgalema Motlanthe, and the rearrangemenr of the political landscape with President Jacob Zuma.
His work has appeared in publications across South Africa and around the world, including Stern Magazine, the New York Times, Esquire, Newsweek, Facts Swiss, The Times (UK), and the Mail and Guardian. During the 80s he was also a contributor to Afrapix. Currently he works as a stringer for Agence France Presse (AFP) in Southern Africa, and does a range of work for local agencies, book publishers, NGOs and a local publications.
A number of Bosch’s images of Nelson Mandela (selected from a collection of hundreds of photographs taken over a period of more than 15 years) have been exhibited in the past years. Bosch has previously exhibited work focusing on landmines in Angola, Namibia and Mozambique, the Dance for All ballet project, community savings groups, and recently, a fine art photography exhibition, Wading. He has covered a variety of human rights, environmental, and other social issues in places as far afield as Chad, Angola, Ethiopia and India. Bosch has also worked as a mentor for young, disadvantaged photographers in Cape Town as one of the founder members of the Icon Image Project.