Jane Evelyn Atwood

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Jane Evelyn Atwood (born 1947 in New York City) is an American photographer living in Paris since 1971.

Life and career[edit]

Atwood defines herself more as a photographer of projects rather than a photojournalist. Her photographic projects can take several years in order to go deep into the topic. For her ten year long photography study of women in prison Atwood had access to more than 40 prisons, including the toughest prisons in Eastern and Western Europe and in the United States and also death row. Other themes include prostitutes in Paris ("Rue des Lombards", her first project), blind children, Darfur, and Haiti. She also did a four-year study of landmine victims in Cambodia, Angola, Kosovo, Mozambique and Afghanistan. In addition, Atwood participated in neo-media projects organized by the French photography institution 24h.com.[1]

Atwood is the author of nine books, including "Haiti" (Actes Sud, Arles, France 2008), "Exterieur Nuit" (Centre National de Photo, France 1998) and "Too Much Time - Women in Prison" (Phaidon, 2000).

Atwood has received several awards, including the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, the Grand Prix Paris Match for Photojournalism, the Oskar Barnack Award and the Alfred Eisenstadt Award.[2]

In 2008 she presented her work at the Rencontres d'Arles festival in France.

In 2011, Atwood was featured with a retrospective of her work Photographs 1976-2010 at the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie in Paris.


  1. ^ 24h.com Jane Evelyn Atwood
  2. ^ Jane Evelyn Atwood: Photographies 1976-2010, Maison européenne de la photographie, Paris

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