Evelyn Atwood was born in New York
in 1947, and relocated to France in 1971. She is the author of several
books, including Exterieur Nuit, on
the blind, published in
1998 (Editions Nathan), and Too Much Time, her landmark ten-year
photographic study of women in prison, published in 2000 in the US
(Phaidon) and France (Editions Albin Michel). She was the recipient
of the first W. Eugene Smith Award in 1980, a World Press Photo Award
in 1987, the Hasselblad Foundation Grant and Ernst Haas Award in 1994,
Leicas Oskar Barnack Prize in 1997, and the Alfred Eisenstaedt
Award for Magazine Photography in 1998. Her project on land mines
around the world, produced with Handicap International, was published
in September 2004 as Sentinelles de l'ombre (Le Seuil, France).
She is based in Paris.