The fall of the Berlin Wall led Jason Eskenazi out of Queens, New York into the larger world. He spent much of the 1990s in the former USSR. The images from that period resulted in the exhibition and book Wonderland which catch an emblematic Soviet reality — seemingly frozen in a dark magical atmosphere. He is the recipient of numerous grants and prizes, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Dorothy Lange/Paul Taylor Prize and the Alicia Patterson Foundation Grant. In 2009, Eskenazi’s Wonderland won Best Photography Book of the Year from POY. Eskenazi is now working on his next book project.