Jodi Bieber, South Africa, is a photographer. She studied at the Market Photography workshop and her professional career began at The Star newspaper in Johannesburg in 1993. Bieber was a participant in the 1996 Joop Swart Masterclass, which for her proved a turning point. Assignments for such publications as The New York Times Magazine followed. A decade-long personal project photographing youth on the fringes of South African society grew into the book Between Dogs and Wolves - Growing up with South Africa, published in 2006. Her most recent book, Soweto, a portrait of Soweto today, was published in 2010.
Bieber's first solo exhibition was at Visa pour l'Image in 2002, and she has since exhibited widely around the world. Her most recent award was the Prix de le l'Union Europeene at the Rencontres de Bamako Biennale Africaine de la Photographie in November 2009. At present, her life moves between the editorial and gallery worlds. Bieber has won ten World Press Photo awards, including the 2010 World Press Photo of the Year. In addition to numerous other accolades, she was a finalist in South Africa’s Women in the Media Awards, in 2011. Bieber was a jury member for the 2008 World Press Photo contest and a master for the 2010 Joop Swart Masterclass. She gives photography workshops internationally and has lectured at such institutions as the London College of Communication, Westminster University and the ICP school of photojournalism in New York. She is represented by Goodman Gallery and the Institute for Artist Management.