Pep Bonet: Faith in Chaos
October 21, 2005 7:35 AM   Subscribe

Faith in Chaos. Photojournalist Pep Bonet (previously mentioned in this excellent post) has won the 2005 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, a $30,000 prize, to support his project on post-war Sierra Leone. The W. Eugene Smith Grant was founded in 1976 to provide financial freedom to photojournalists working on long-term projects in the humane tradition of W. Eugene Smith. Past winners have included Stanley Greene, Brenda Ann Kenneally, Sebastiao Salgado, Eli Reed, Eugene Richards and Gideon Mendel. More inside.
posted by matteo (5 comments total)
Bonet's work is here and here and here and here and here.

Other Bonet pictures can be found here
posted by matteo at 7:35 AM on October 21, 2005

re: Gideon Mendel. he is the South African master who gave us this Pietà (warning: exposure to this photograph may very well break your heart)
posted by matteo at 7:39 AM on October 21, 2005

and this image by Mendel is truly hammering
posted by matteo at 7:46 AM on October 21, 2005

Lovely link, Matteo, and nice subliminal Darren Aronofsky reference in the FPP.
posted by digaman at 9:28 AM on October 21, 2005

Let's not forget the master himself. Here's Gene Smith's Pieta

Being inspired by Smith's work is one of the big reasons I went into photojournalism, and spend 20 years as a photographer/photo editor. Thanks for the link.
posted by cccorlew at 9:41 AM on October 21, 2005

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