George Bodnar (b.1955 – d.2011)

Professional career: 1977 - 2011

George Bodnar was a professional photographer who achieved the distinction of being awarded a Royal Warrant by HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales – now King Charles III – for his work with the Prince’s Trust; thus, granting George the honour of using the Royal Crest of the Prince of Wales with the words “By Royal Appointment”.

As a Royal Photographer, George photographed the then Prince of Wales in an official capacity at many events; including portraits of Princes' William and Harry for their 21st coins, the official 2002 Christmas Card, and her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  He was also the official photographer for the Prince's Trust, Comic Relief and Sport Relief charities.

George began his career in 1977 taking photographs of bands and musicians; progressing into the 1980s to work officially with major artists such as Tom Jones, Celine Dion,  Gloria Estefan, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, among others.  His work has been published extensively in the music press - Q, Mojo, Kerrang!, Classic Rock, etc; lifestyle magazines including Hello!, and the UK national and Sunday press. 

George continued working as a photographer until his death in late 2011. 

This website is focused on George’s music photography. 

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