Jonas Bendiksen wins National Geographic Grant!
Aperture artist and Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen wins $50,000 National Geographic Magazine Grant for Photography!
Aperture is please to have published both Satellites and his new upcoming monograph The Places We Live, a project Bendiksen worked on from 2005 to 2007 documenting life in the slums of four different cities: Nairobi, Kenya; Mumbai, India; Caracas, Venezuela; and Jakarta, Indonesia.
The second annual National Geographic magazine photography grant has been awarded to Jonas Bendiksen, a Norwegian photographer represented by Magnum Photos. The grant offers a documentary photographer the opportunity to work on a long-term project, and Bendiksen’s proposal to document population growth in Chongqing, a city in western China, considered the fastest growing metropolis in the world, was awarded the $50,000 grant.