Staged Portraits, third prize singles
New York, USA
British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (36) played a man kidnapped in 1841 and sold into the slave trade, in the film 12 Years a Slave. He won Best Actor at the Bafta awards for the role, and was also nominated for an Oscar.
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About the photographer
Nadav Kander is a London-based artist renowned for his portraiture and large-format landscape photographs.
Kander was born in Israel in 1961 and moved to Johannesburg, South Africa, when he was three. He began photographing at an early age and moved to London in 1982 where he still lives with his wife, Nicole, and their three children, Oren, Ella and Talia.
His work appears in publications including The Sunday Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Time, Another Magazine. In 2009, The New York Times Magazine devoted an entire issue to Obama’s People, his 52 portraits of President Obama’s inaugural administration. Time Magazine recently commissioned Nadav to photograph President Barack Obama for their Person of the Year 2012 cover.
Kander was named International Photographer of the Year at the 7th Annual Lucie Awards in 2009 and has also received awards from the Art Director’s Club and IPA in the USA, the D&AD and the John Kobal Foundation in the UK and Epic in Europe. He was awarded the Royal Photographic Society’s ‘Terence Donovan’ Award in 2005 and 2007. Other accolades include winner of the prestigious Prix Pictet Earth 2009, for his Yangtze, The Long River series and Silver Photographer of the Year Award at Lianzhou International Photo Festival 2008 in China.