Favorite Photographers – Jonas Bendiksen
Jonas Bendiksen is easily one of my favorite modern photographers.
Heres a brief Bio taken from magnumphotos.com
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).
The photography in “Satellites” is amazing, he captures the human stories of this failed state. One of my favorites is of 2 youths climbing on a crashed Soyuz spacecraft surrounded by a field of butterflies. Its a surreal image, but one that sticks in my mind.
(image copyright Jonas Bendiksen / Magnum)
Jonas’s portfolio can be found here