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