Jillian Edelstein

photographer, UK/South Africa visit website

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1997, Honorable mention singles, Portraits

Jillian Edelstein began her photographic career as a press photographer in Johannesburg, South Africa, on the The Rand Daily Mail. She studied photojournalism at the London College of Printing in 1985, and has worked as a freelance photographer based in London ever since.

Her portraits have appeared in a wide range of publications, including The Sunday Times Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Observer Magazine, Time, Vanity Fair, Life and The New Yorker. She has worked on campaigns such as Comic Relief and the 2012 Olympics, and for organizations as diverse as UNICEF and The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Edelstein has received a number of awards, including a Kodak UK Young Photographer of the year, a Photographers’ Gallery Portrait Photographer of the Year, a Visa d’Or, and the John Kobal Book Award.

Her award-winning book Truth and Lies was published by Granta in 2002. Her photographs have been exhibited internationally at venues which include the National Portrait Gallery and the Photographers’ Gallery in London, Les Rencontres d’Arles in France, the Bensusan Museum in Johannesburg, Robben Island Museum in Cape Town, and the Dali International Photography Festival, Yunnan Province, China.



Winning images by location


The chair of the 2014 specialized portraits jury talks about the selections and considerations made by the first-round jury and the difference between the two portrait categories, observed and staged.

Learn more about the 2014 Photo Contest here: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/2014-photo-contest
Learn more about Jillian Edelstein here: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/people/jillian-edelstein

Camera: Jochem Bakker (http://www.imaazje.com/)
Editing: Sarah Levitt (http://www.sarahabalevitt.com/)
Interview & production: Jennifer Noland
Cameras provided by our sponsor, Canon

Portraits jury chair Jillian Edelstein (photographer, UK/South Africa) sat down with us after the 2014 Photo Contest to talk about the following winning stories and images:
* John Stanmeyer's World Press Photo of the Year 2013:
* (0:51) Sara Lewkowicz's first-prize contemporary issues story:
* (1:45) Amir Pourmand's third-prize general news single:
* (2:46) Denis Dailleux's second-prize staged portrait story:

To see the full gallery of winning images from the 2014 Photo Contest: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/awards/2014