8. Jonas Bendiksen

Location: Oslo, Norway

Norwegian photographer, Jonas Bendiksen, began his career when he was 19. Bendiksen interned at Magnum's London office before breaking out on his own. He spent several years in Russia documenting stories on communities. Bendiksen's editorial clients include National Geographic, Geo, Newsweek, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He has won several awards for his work, including the 2003 Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography and first prize in the Pictures of the Year International Awards. His work on life in a Nairobi slum, Kiera, which was published in the Paris Review, won a National Magazine Award in 2007.