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Jane Evelyn Atwood was born in New York, USA 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), 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), and Sentinelles de l’ombre (Le Seuil 2004), her project on landmines in five countries, produced with Handicap International.

She was the recipient of the first W. Eugene Smith Grant in 1980, a World Press Photo first prize in 1987, the Hasselblad Foundation Grant and Ernst Haas Award in 1994, Leica’s Oskar Barnack Prize in 1997, and the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography in 1998. In 2005 she was awarded the Charles Flint Kellogg Award in Arts and Letters from her alma mater, Bard College.

Her work has been distributed through Contact Press Images since 1990. She is based in Paris, France.

War Never Ends
Sentinelles de L'ombre (Book)
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