Jodi Bieber


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World Press Photo 11 travels to Cape Town

The 2011 World Press Exhibition will finally travel to South Africa, taking place at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town from 26 January–17 February 2012. Featured on the show is Jodi Bieber’s World Press Photo of the year 2011 – her iconic portrait of Bibi Aisha. There will also be a series of Photography Masterclasses and discussions presented as part of the 2012 Iziko Summerschool Program running from 4–17 February. Contact Jenny Altschuler for more information on 0829355522 or

Various artists on Figures & Fictions at the V&A

Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London featured works by some of the most exciting and inventive photographers living and working in South Africa today, including Goodman Gallery artists Jodi Bieber, Kudzanai Chiurai, Hasan & Husain Essop, David Goldblatt, Mikhael Subotzky and Nontsikelelo Veleko. The exhibition presented the vibrant and sophisticated photographic culture that has emerged in post-apartheid South Africa. The works that were on display respond to the country’s powerful rethinking of issues of identity across race, gender, class and politics. The photographs depict people within their individual, family and community lives, practicing religious customs, observing social rituals, wearing street fashion or existing on the fringes of society. All the photographers question what it is to be human at this time in South Africa.

The exhibition ran from 12 April to 17 July 2011.

Click Here to view the video From Black and White to Full Colour: a curator’s journey in which curator of Figures & Fictions, Tamar Garb, reflects on her Cape Town upbringing and the forthcoming show.

Jodi Bieber’s First Prize at the Picture of the Year International 2009

Jodi Bieber has won First Prize Portrait Series with ‘Real Beauty’ at Picture of the Year International (POYI) in the USA, March 2009.

Jodi Bieber, David Goldblatt & Mikhael Subotzky in France

Works by Jodi Bieber, David Goldblatt and Mikhael Subotzky were included in the exhibition series ‘Commitment’, which featured three generations of artists, in three locations and two cities in France. Commitment I, featured Goldblatt’s ‘TJ’ series, as well as work by a group of artists from the Market Photo Workshop. Commitment II, and exhibition of work from Subotzky’s ‘Retinal Shift’ series, featured a photographic investigation of crime, social marginalisation, private and public law and security in South Africa. Commitment III, by Bieber, Subotzky and Goldblatt, chronicled an experience of South Africa from three generations of artists, each with a unique perspective and critical eye. Commitment I took place from 18 October to 29 November at Maillon-Wacken in Strasbourg. Commitment II took place from 2 October to 1 December at La Chambre in Strasbourg. Commitment III took place from 5 November to 21 December at La Filature in Mulhouse.

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Press for Jodi Bieber

Jodi Bieber / SA Jewish Report / South Africa / 5 April 2014

Jodi Bieber takes on the behemoth of Maleness by Robyn Sassen (214.2 KB)

Jodi Bieber / Culture / United States / 3 April 2014

Jodi Bieber: Quiet by Hans Aschim (302.3 KB)

Jodi Bieber / The Sunday Times / 8 August 2010

SA Photographer Shakes the World by Karen van Rooyen (719.6 KB)

Jodi Bieber / The New Yorker / 7 July 2010

Postcard from Soweto by Whitney Johnson (1.2 MB)

Jodi Bieber / Mail & Guardian / 14 June 2010

Jive Soweto by Matthew Krouse (399.2 KB)

Jodi Bieber / The Sunday Times /Johannesburg / South Africa / 30 March 2014

Brief Moments by Oliver Roberts (296.4 KB)

Jodi Bieber / The Saturday Star / Johannesburg / South Africa / 4 -5 April 2014

Photos Quietly Challenge Notions Of Male Identity by Paballo Thekiso (2 MB)

Jodi Bieber / The Star / Johannesburg / South Africa / 5 August 2010

Review of Soweto by Tshepo Tshabalala (1.8 MB)
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