Gideon Mendel

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Date of Birth August 31, 1959
Place of Birth Johannesburg, South Africa
Age 61 years old
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Gideon Mendel is a photographer. His work engages with contemporary social issues of global concern. His intimate style of committed image making, and long-term commitment to projects has earned him acclaim.

Born: 31, 1959, Johannesburg, South Africa
Occupation: Photographer
Years active: 1980–present

About Gideon Mendel

Photographer who started working on Drowning World in 2007, which has promoted advocacy for flooding throughout the world. He was a finalist for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award for the project in 2017.

Before Fame

He started taking photographs in the 1980s in South Africa towards the end of Apartheid. He won the World Press Photo Award for People in the News in 1992.


He won World Press Photo Award for Daily Life in 2001. He has more than 110,000 followers on his gideonmendel Instagram account.

Family Life

He is from South Africa.


He and Kevin Carter are both photographers who worked in South Africa towards the end of Apartheid.

Information related to Gideon Mendel

  • South African photographers
  • Documentary photographers
  • British photographers
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Latest information about Gideon Mendel updated on January 16, 2021.

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