Jodi Bieber, Maria, 2014, Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper, edition of 8, 84 x 112 cm, Courtesy of AFRONOVA GALLERY
Jodi Bieber, Maria, 2014, Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper, edition of 8, 84 x 112 cm, Courtesy of AFRONOVA GALLERY 

Jodi Bieber’s professional career began covering the 1994 Democratic Elections in South Africa for The Star Newspaper, after attending three short courses at The Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg. When she was selected to participate in the World Press Masterclass held in Holland in 1996, she then started travelling the world on assignment for international magazines and NGO’s. During this time she pursued her own projects, and currently produces most of her works in this manner.

Bieber has won numerous international awards including the Premier Award at World Press Photo in 2010. Her three monographs Between Dogs and Wolves – Growing up with South Africa (1996); Soweto (2010); and Real Beauty (2014) and various other works are exhibited in solo and group shows locally and abroad. Bieber also mentors students with their grants to produce projects, and she gives lectures and photographic workshops all over the world.