Awards & Competitions

Jodi Bieber Wins World Press Photo of the Year

February 11, 2011

By Holly Stuart Hughes

© Jodi Bieber / Institute for Artist Management / Goodman Gallery for TIME

Bieber's portrait of an Afghan woman whose nose and ears were cut off in retaliation for fleeing her abusive husband, also took first place in the Portrait category.

South African-born photographer Jodi Bieber has won the 2011 World Press Photo of the Year for her portrait of an Afghan woman attacked by her husband. The World Press Photo Organization announced the winners of the 54th annual contest February 11 in Amsterdam. Bieber’s close-up portrait shows 18-year-old Bibi Aisha, who tried to flee to her family home to escape...

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