About your tutor
Jonas Bendiksen was born in Norway 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. Over 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).
Bendiksen has made major bodies of work all over the world, while also photographing the daily rhythms of life at home. As well as many critically acclaimed long-form projects he has also produced significant work for many commercial and editorial clients, including National Geographic, Stern, TIME, Newsweek, The Sunday Times Magazine, and The Guardian Weekend.
Bendiksen became a nominee member of Magnum Photos in 2004 and a full member in 2008.