Observed Portraits, second prize singles
September 7, 2012
Bonnie Cleo Andersen (38), mother of three, has been a sex-worker in Denmark since the age of 18.
Prostitution is legal in Denmark. Bonnie works during the day in a small house in a village in the east of the country, then picks her children up after school to take them home, in another village 15 km away.
Her chief hope is that they will have better lives than hers.
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About the photographer
Marie Hald was born in 1987 and attends the Danish School of Media and Journalism, which included a semester at the International Center of Photography in New York City, USA, in 2012. She won first prize in the 2012 CPOY Documentary category and has exhibited at the Copenhagen Photo Festival. She lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Marie Hald presents her award-winning portrait, Bonnie.