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About Roger Sedres

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Born in 1969, Roger Sedres is a South African based, internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned 30 years – taking him on assignments to 30 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.

 

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 photographic 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.

International sporting events covered:

2003 ICC Cricket World Cup in South Africa

2012 IAAF World Indoor Athletics championships in Istanbul, Turkey

2012 IRB Junior World Championship in Cape Town, South Africa

2012 IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain

2013 IRB Junior World Championship in France

2014 HSBC IRB Sevens Series in Glasgow and London

2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China

2016 HSBC World Rugby Sevens in France and London

2016 IAAF World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland

2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Kampala, Uganda

2017 IAAF World U18 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya

2017 FINA World Swimming Championships, Budapest, Hungary

2017 IAAF World Championships, London, England

2017 HSBC Rugby 7’s in Dubai

2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia

2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina

2019 IAAF World Relays in Yokohama, Japan

2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar

Some of Roger’s clients include:

African News Agency

Associated Press

Atmosphere Communications

Corporate Image

Gallo Images/Getty Images

Meropa Communications

New Media Publishing

Old Mutual Ltd

Sanlam

Shoprite Checkers

Stillwater Sports

University of Cape Town

University of the Western Cape

World Athletics (formerly IAAF)

Other

Roger was a part-time lecturer in Photojournalism at the University of Stellenbosch (2017 academic year). He lectured photojournalism to Master’s degree students at the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Film and Media studies in 2020.

 

For the past 4 years, he has also been a judge in Media24’s Legends journalism competition.

 

In another commendable feat, 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.

 

Sports Portfolio

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SA National Lockdown - day 99

Breyton Poole, World Athletics U18 champ(2017) & WU20 mens high jump bronze medallist, trains hard in Strand.

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Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - day 7

Luvo Manyonga of South Africa in the mens long jump final in Carrara Stadium.

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IAAF World Junior Championships - day 3

General view with athletes in the 200m for women during the morning session of day 3 at the Estadi Olimpic de Montjuic.

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20th Commonwealth Games - day 3

Chad le Clos of South Africa about to receive his gold medal in the mens 200m butterfly at Tollcross Swimming Centre.

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Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - day 1

Henri Schoeman of South Africa wins the mens triathlon final.

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16th IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017- day 6

Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa during the mens 400m medal ceremony at The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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20th Commonwealth Games - day 9

Naoya Tsukahara of Australia on the parallel bars in the Gymnastics Artistic final at the Scottish Exhibition Centre

Contact Roger

+27 (0) 79 818 7911

info@rogersedres.com

Cape Town, South Africa