Quote: "I love working on stories that get left behind in the race for the daily headlines - journalistic orphans. Often, the most worthwhile and convincing images tend to lurk within the hidden, oblique stories that fly just below the radar."
Jonas Bendiksen joined Magnum Photos as a Nominee in 2004 and became an Associate in 2006.

Norwegian, b. 1977

Jonas Bendiksen is Norwegian and was born in 1977. He began his career at the age of 19 as an intern at Magnum's London office, before leaving for Russia to pursue his own work as a photojournalist. Throughout the several years he spent there, Bendiksen photographed stories from the fringes of the former Soviet Union, a project that was published as the book Satellites (2006).

Here and elsewhere, he often focuses on isolated communities and enclaves. In 2005, with a grant from the Alicia Patterson Foundation, he started working on The Places We Live, a project on the growth of urban slums across the world, which combines still photography, projections and voice recordings to create three-dimensional installations.

Bendiksen has received numerous awards, including the 2003 Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography, New York, and second place in the Daily Life Stories for World Press Photo, as well as first prize in the Pictures of the Year International Awards. His documentary of life in a Nairobi slum, Kibera, published in the Paris Review, won a National Magazine Award in 2007.

His editorial clients include National Geographic, Geo, Newsweek, the Independent on Sunday Review, the Sunday Times Magazine, the Telegraph Magazine, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

He lives in New York with his wife, Laara, and son, Milo.

2007 ASME National Magazine Award
2007 Freedom of Expression Foundation Grant
2007 Award of Excellence, Pictures of the Year International
2005 Open Society Institute, Distribution Grant
2005 Alicia Patterson Fellowship
2005 2nd Prize, Daily Life Stories, World Press Photo Competition
2005 Award of Excellence, Pictures of the Year International
2004 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
2003 Infinity Award, Young Photographer of the Year, International Center of Photography
2003 1st Prize, Picture of the Year International Awards
2001 World Press Photo Masterclass
2001 Nikon/Sunday Times Magazine Ian Parry Memorial Award
2001 Photo District News “30 under 30”

The Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
OSI Distribution Grant
Norwegian Arts Council Grant

2006 Satellites - Jewish Historic Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2004 Moving Walls 8 - Open Society Institute, New York, USA
2002 Changing the Face of India - Tom Blau Gallery, London, UK

2006 Satellites, Aperture, USA


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