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"I guess I'm a fairly simple photographer. There is very little hocus-pocus about what I do"

- Jonas Bendiksen

b. 1977

Norwegian

Based in Oslo, Norway

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Available for commissions
& assignments

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).

In Russia and elsewhere, he often focuses on isolated communities and enclaves. In 2005, with a grant from the Alicia Patterson Foundation, he started working on The Places We Live, a project on the growth of urban slums across the world, which combines still photography, projections, and voice recordings to create three-dimensional installations.

Bendiksen has received numerous awards, including the 2003 Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography, New York, and second place in the Daily Life Stories for World Press Photo, as well as first prize in the Pictures of the Year International Awards. His documentary of life in a Nairobi slum, Kibera, published in the Paris Review, won a National Magazine Award in 2007.

His editorial clients include National Geographic, Geo, Newsweek, The Independent on Sunday Review, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, and The Rockefeller Foundation.

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Selected works

Architecture

Far From Home: Guest Workers of the Gulf

Jonas Bendiksen

Norwegian photographer Jonas Bendiksen explores the world of guest workers in the Arab Gulf oil states

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From the Magnum Shop

Mumbai, India. 2006.

Jonas Bendiksen
SIGNED AND EDITIONED
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Transnistria, Moldova. 2004.

Jonas Bendiksen
SIGNED AND EDITIONED
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The Global Seed Vault. Svalbard, Norway, 2016.

Jonas Bendiksen
SIGNED AND EDITIONED
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Magnum Collection Poster: Voss, Norway. 2012.

Jonas Bendiksen
SIGNED & STAMPED POSTER
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Sukhumi Beach, Abkhazia. 2005.

Jonas Bendiksen
SIGNED AND EDITIONED
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Most Recent

Current Exhibition
Busan, South Korea

Home, Busan

Magnum Photographers
Until May 8

Mumbai, India. 2006.

Jonas Bendiksen
SIGNED AND EDITIONED
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Transnistria, Moldova. 2004.

Jonas Bendiksen
SIGNED AND EDITIONED
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Newsroom

Greenland’s Vanishing Villages

Jonas Bendiksen

Past Exhibition
Stockholm, Sweden

Jonas Bendiksen’s “The Last Testament” Goes on Show in Stockholm

Jonas Bendiksen
Until Feb 17

Theme | 19 Stories

2018 at Magnum Photos

Past Workshop
Central, Hong Kong

Finding an Authentic Voice in your Documentary Storytelling

Magnum Photographers
Jan 25 - 29

Magnum Square Print

Jonas Bendiksen
Shop

Past Exhibition
Munich, Germany

“Magnum Manifesto” in Munich

Magnum Photographers
Until Jan 27

Past Exhibition
Paris,

Magnum Photos at Paris Photo 2018

Magnum Photographers
Until Nov 11, 2018

Past Exhibition
Milan, Italy

Home, Milan

Magnum Photographers
Until Oct 28, 2018

Arts & Culture

Jonas Bendiksen’s Family Home

Jonas Bendiksen

Past Exhibition
Köln, Germany

Home, Photokina

Magnum Photographers
Until Sep 29, 2018

Theme | 13 Stories

Home

Past Exhibition
Hong Kong, China

Home, Hong Kong

Magnum Photographers
Until Aug 27, 2018

Newsroom

The Magnum Digest: July 13, 2018

Magnum Photographers

Theme | 15 Stories

A Portrait of Russia

Past Exhibition
Arles , France

Magnum Photos at Rencontres d’Arles 2018

Magnum Photographers
Until Sep 23, 2018