ICP (International Center of Photography)
Cape Town, South Africa
Jonathan Torgovnik is an award winning photographer, Emmy nominated filmmaker, and educator. His personal documentary projects dealing with underreported social issues have been recognized with numerous awards and honors such as the UK National Portrait Gallery Photographic Portrait Prize, prix découverte d’Arles, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant, Open Society Foundations Documentary photography Project Fellowship Grant, and the Getty Grant for Editorial Photography. Torgovnik has also received awards from World Press Photo Foundation, Picture Of The Year International, American Photography Awards, Communication Arts, and Photo District News.
Torgovnik’s photographs from various projects and assignments have been published by: The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Time, Le Monde M Magazine, MSNBC.com, Newsweek, GEO, The London Sunday Times Magazine, Stern, Paris Match, Mother Jones, and Aperture among others. Aside from his editorial work, Torgovnik has also worked on commissions for The Hewlett Foundation, ICRC, UNICEF, Adidas, Glaxo Smith Klein, Discovery Channel, CNN, UNESCO, and AJWS.
Torgovnik’s short documentary film Intended Consequences won the duPont Columbia University Journalism Award, a Webby Award, an Emmy nomination, and was named as one of the best works of Journalism of the decade in the United States, by New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
Torgovnik is the author of two books: Bollywood Dreams (Phaidon Press), and Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape (Aperture). His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions in museums, galleries, and institutions around the world and are in the permanent collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Bibliotheque National De France in Paris, and the Library of congress, Washington, DC.
Torgovnik is a regular contributor to the education department of World Press Photo Foundation, and the International Center of Photography School in New York.
2016 - Getty Grant for Editorial Photography - Winner, 2016 - American photography Awards - Winner , 2016 - PDN Photo District News Photo Awards - Winner , 2012 - Prix decouverte d'arles - Winner , 2010 - DuPont Columbia Journalism Award - Winner, 2009 - Emmy Award Nomination - New Approaches Documentary, 2009 - Webby Award - 1st. Place , 2008 - World Press Photo Award , 2007 - Open Society Foundations - Documentary Grant, 2007 - National Portrait Gallery Prize - UK - 1st. Place , 2006 - POY International - Issue Repoert Stroy
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