The London Festival of Photography and Foto8 invite you to join us for an evening with photographer Jodi Bieber.
Fresh from a year of international exhibitions and workshops after having won the coveted World Press Photo Award in 2011 for her work on Bibi Aisha in Afghanistan, Jodi Bieber will talk candidly about the trials and tribulations involved in shooting award-winning photography.
Bieber became the centre of international attention recently, winning what is arguably photography's top prize, the World Press Photo with her haunting story about Bibi Aisha in Afghanistan, which featured on the cover of Time
magazine. Bibi was 18 and from the southern Afghan province of Oruzgan. In 2009 she fled her husband's house, complaining of beatings and abuse. She escaped to the only place she could go, back to her family home. It was here that the Taliban arrived one night and demanded that the girl be handed over to face justice. She was taken away to a mountain clearing, where she was held down by her brother-in-law, while her husband first sliced off her ears and then cut off her nose.
Bieber will speak about her encounter with Bibi Aisha and the impact that her work has had as a result. She will also discuss her early life and experiences growing up in South Africa and how these have shaped her as a photographer.
Entry: £12.50Bookings must be made via The London Festival of Photography website.