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.

jonasbendiksen1

(image copyright Jonas Bendiksen / Magnum)

Jonas’s portfolio can be found here

Thanks

Gary

Advertisements

One thought on “Favorite Photographers – Jonas Bendiksen

  1. Pingback: 2010 in review | Gary Danton's Digital Scrapbook

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: