Jodi Bieber’s professional career began covering the 1994 Democratic Elections in South Africa for The Star Newspaper after attending three short courses at The Market Photography Workshop in Johannesburg. A turning point was her selection to participate in the World Press Masterclass held in the Netherlands in 1996. This opened the door to travel the world on assignment for international magazines and NGO’s. She has won numerous international awards including the Premier Award at World Press Photo in 2010. She continued during this time to persue her own projects and presently spends most of her time working this way. Her four monographs: Between Darkness and Light – Selected works: South Africa 1994-2010 ;“Between Dogs and Wolves – Growing up with South Africa, 1996; Soweto, 2010 and Real Beauty 2014 and other works are exhibited in solo and group shows locally and abroad. Her work has also found homes in some significant collections like The Artur Walther Collection ,The François Pinault Collection, The Johannesburg Art Gallery and Iziko Museums Collection. She mentors students with their projects, lectures , and gives photographic workshops all over the world.
In 2018 Bieber was nominated as one of the Hundred Heroines in the world by The Royal Photographic Society celebrating Women in Photography and the centenary year of Women’s Suffrage in the UK.