Apr 25, 2019 | 7pm
614 Courtlandt Ave, Bronx, NY 10451
The Bronx Documentary Center welcomes photographer Jodi Bieber for an artist talk on Thursday, April 25th. Bieber will discuss the process behind several of her long-term personal projects.
Over the past 20 years, Bieber has looked at contemporary and universal issues; gangsterism, women who murdered their husbands, illegality and repatriation, domestic violence, shifting stereotypes on beauty, masculinity, and living in a township like Soweto, and most recently what young people want for South Africa through a poster campaign.
JODI BIEBER'S professional career began covering the 1994 Democratic Elections in South Africa for The Star Newspaper after attending three short courses at The Market Photography Workshop in Johannesburg. A turning point in her career was her selection for the World Press Masterclass held in the Netherlands in 1996. This opened the door to international assignment for international magazines and NGO’s for Bieber.
Jodi Bieber has won numerous international awards including the Premier Award at World Press Photo in 2010. In 2018, she was nominated as one of the Hundred Heroines in the world by The Royal Photographic Society celebrating Women in Photography and the centenary year of Women’s Suffrage in the UK. Bieber has completed four monographs: Between Darkness and Light – Selected works: South Africa 1994-2010 ; Between Dogs and Wolves – Growing up with South Africa, 1996; Soweto, 2010 and Real Beauty, 2014. Work from these projects and others has been featured in solo exhibitions and group shows in South Africa and abroad. Her photographs can be found in significant collections such as, The Artur Walther Collection, The François Pinault Collection, The Johannesburg Art Gallery and Iziko Museums Collection. Currently, Bieber mentors photography students on their grant producing projects, lectures, and gives photographic workshops all over the world.
HEADER: From the Series: Come Hang with Us: Gangsterism in Westbury. © Jodi Bieber