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Mark Read

The photos of Mark Read, true to their documentarian roots, capture the lives of people in faraway places like Sierra Leone, Lapland, Togo, Zimbabwe, Niger, and even untouristed corners of Great Britain. But the familiar aesthetic gets a fresh look in these pictures, which are strongly composed and visually striking, often packing an emotional punch as well. A young Mongol mother and child ("Journey of Man"), a victim of war or disease ("Sierra Leone: A Fragile Peace"), and hopeful women and children ("Camfed: I Have A Story to Tell") look into the portraitist's camera with dignity or delight. In other works we see reindeer milling in a holding pen or browsing on a vast steppe ("Lapland: The Parting of the Herd"), corrugated shanties ("Togo: Child Trafficking"), or, on a lighter note, English Elvis impersonators talking shop, or stills from a nonexistent spinoff movie based on Fargo ("This Is A True Story"). Read's landscape photos are also captivating, though different in their aesthetic philosophy, and probably digitally enhanced.
(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)


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