About Roger

The graphic photographs of Roger Bamber are well known for their distinctive, often wryly humorous style and strong visual impact.

He trained in design, has been a photojournalist since 1965 and during his career his work has been published in every British national newspaper and many magazines.

He has twice been British Press Photographer of the Year and when he was travelling the world covering everything from wars to rock and roll he was twice News Photographer of the Year.

MORE...

Since 1988 he has been part of the Guardian’s celebrated photographic team and his work with them has won him numerous awards for feature photography.

He uses natural light wherever possible and now he is putting some of his favourite images into his portfolio here. He hopes you enjoy them as much as he enjoyed messing about with shapes and light to create them.

About Roger

The graphic photographs of Roger Bamber are well known for their distinctive, often wryly humorous style and strong visual impact.

He trained in design, has been a photojournalist since 1965 and during his career his work has been published in every British national newspaper and many magazines.

He has twice been British Press Photographer of the Year and when he was travelling the world covering everything from wars to rock and roll he was twice News Photographer of the Year.

MORE...

Since 1988 he has been part of the Guardian’s celebrated photographic team and his work with them has won him numerous awards for feature photography.

He uses natural light wherever possible and now he is putting some of his favourite images into his portfolio here. He hopes you enjoy them as much as he enjoyed messing about with shapes and light to create them.

Five Railwaymen by Roger Bamber

Five railwaymen whose jobs disappeared with the end of steam locomotives on British railways, photographed in the last week of steam, in August 1968. They are with their engine, Sir William Stanier class 5 44709. It was on shed at Carnforth, Lancs, Lancashire, England, UK, Great Britain. They are l to right : Boiler washer Norman Wilson, fire dropper John Cottier, Bar lad Tommy Longstaff, driver Joe Harrison and steam raiser Fred Scott.

Crew cleaning HMS Ark Royal by Roger Bamber

Ratings on Britain’s last fixed-wing aircraft carrier, HMS Ark Royal, clean the deck, flanked by a Buccaneer and a Phantom Jet. This was the ship’s last voyage, in October 1978, but right to the very end, the crew were cleaning, polishing and painting her so she looked her very best. After this final exercise in the Mediterranean, HMS Ark Royal returned to Plymouth to be scrapped.