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 Ben Lowy

In conversation at the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Sarajevo, Bosnia, photographer Ben Lowy explores the common phrase, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” He goes on to find the essence of photography’s power in the way that photos allow people to share moments and experiences across time.

Benjamin Lowy is award winning photographer based in New York City. Lowy has received awards from World Press Photo, POYi, PDN, Communication Arts, American Photography, and the Society for Publication Design. Lowy has been a finalist for the Oskar Barnak Award, a finalist in Critical Mass, included in Magenta Flash Forward 2007, as well as the OSI Moving Walls 16 exhibit. His work from Iraq, Darfur, and Afghanistan have been collected into several gallery and museum shows, and shown at the Tate Modern, SFMOMA, Houston Center for Photography, Invalides, and Arles. His work from Darfur appeared in the SAVE DARFUR media campaign. Lowy is based in New York City. He is currently editorially represented by Reportage by Getty Images.

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Career Evolution

Though spending a large portion of his career in conflict journalism, Ben Lowy keeps busy with different kinds of assignments. “I force myself to make images everyday, and I don’t find myself in a war zone everyday.”

 Unlikely Connections

Ben Lowy discusses how photography can bring together unlikely parties. “Maybe it's not the act of photography, as much as the ideas of understanding how people represent things or relate to each other,” he explains.

Working in Iraq 

Ben speaks about his work in Iraq covering the Sunni Awakening as a privileged moment in his career. Photojournalists capture history as it happens, and Ben Lowy feels honored to have that responsibility.