Mikhael Subotzky, South Africa
Essay : Die Vier Hoeke and Umjiegwana (The Four Corners and the Outside)
"This extraordinary body of work, from inside the South African correctional system, surprised and delighted the members of the jury. Mikhael's beautiful combination of color, composition, light, and panoramics brought a new dimension to documentary photography. The overall impression conveyed a powerful and complete story but the individual pictures could just as easily stand alone."