Monday, 30 August 2010
I had the pleasure to meet Alexander Gronsky and his partner Iveta Vaivode at last years ISSP, who were both teaching at the summer school there.
This year Alexander won the Paul Huf prize for young photographers under 35, and the Aperture Foundation portfolio prize. His work is currently showing at Foam Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam, and will later be shown at The Aperture Foundation Gallery in New York.
All images © Alexander Gronsky
This week marks the beginning of Visa Pour L'Image. International Festival of Photojournalism.
I wanted to highlight the work of a good friend, Justyna Mielnikiewicz who was 2009 Canon Female Photographer of the Year. Her work will be exhibited during the festival.
Justyna, orginally from Poland, has lived for the best part of a decade in Georgia.
Her work shows the dedication of someone who has spent time really getting to know and understand the place where she now considers her home.