Jonas Bendiksen Fine Prints 17

Born in Norway, Jonas Bendiksen 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, culminating in his first published book, Satellites.

Bendiksen has since made major bodies of work all over the world. He has worked on critically acclaimed long-form projects including The Places We Live, a project on the growth of urban slums across the world, and The Last Testament, which tells the stories of seven individuals who claim to be the embodiment of the Second Coming of Christ. Bendiksen became a member of Magnum Photos in 2008.

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