Jodi Bieber

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South African documentary photographer Jodi Bieber is known for her ability to create deeply intimate and emotionally charged images of her subjects, whether they be individuals from marginalised communities or people in the public eye. Her powerful and evocative images often explore issues of identity, race, and representation, particularly in post-apartheid South Africa.

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Artist Biography

Jodi Bieber was born on 17th September 1966 in Johannesburg. Her work is celebrated for its evocative depiction of social and political issues, in particular in her native South Africa, where she documented the changing environment of the country post-apartheid.

Bieber has won numerous awards for her work, including the World Press Photo of the Year in 2010 for her portrait of a disfigured Afghan girl named Bibi Aisha, which was published on the cover of TIME Magazine. She has also been a recipient of the Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, the Edward Ruiz Award for Best Photographic Reporting from Latin America, and the Ernest Cole Award for Photography. Bieber’s work has been exhibited in major galleries and museums around the world, and her photographs are included in the collections of institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and the South African National Gallery in Cape Town. She continues to produce important documentary photography that offers a unique perspective on the contemporary world.

© Jodi Bieber, Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York


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