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Jillian Edelstein (1957-), Photographer

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist of 115 portraits
Edelstein was born and grew up in South Africa. She graduated as a social worker before starting work as a press photographer in Johannesburg in 1981. She moved to London in 1985 and has worked as a freelance photographer since 1986. Her portraits have appeared in the Sunday Times Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Time and the New Yorker. Edelstein has received a number of awards including the Visa d'Or at the International Festival of photojournalism in Perpignan (1997) for her work on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Her book Truth & Lies resulting from this project was published in 2002.

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Jillian Edelstein

by Jillian Edelstein
bromide print, 1993
NPG x132451


Jillian Edelstein; Trevor Leighton

by Francesca Odell
bromide fibre print, November 1993
NPG x76019


Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Judges 2010

by Harry Borden
C-type colour print, 18 August 2010
NPG x134881