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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Benjamin Lowy ~ "Iraq | Perspectives"

Since then he has covered major stories worldwide. In 2004 Lowy attended the World Press Joop Swart Masterclass, he was named in Photo District News 30 and his images of Iraq were chosen by PDN as some of the most iconic of the 21st century. 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, been nominated three times for the ICP Infinity Award, a finalist in Critical Mass, included in Magenta Flash Forward 2007, and was included in the OSI Moving Walls 16 exhibit. Benjamin's work from Iraq, Darfur, and Afghanistan have been collected into several gallery and museum shows, his work has shown at the Tate Modern, SF MOMA, Houston Center for Photography, Invalides, and Arles. His work from Darfur appeared in the SAVE DARFUR media campaign.

In 2011 Lowy's Iraq | Perspecitves work was selected by William Eggleston to win the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography. A book will be printed and out in stores this Fall.

Benjamin lives in New York City with his wife, photographer Marvi Lacar, their son Mateo, and two dogs.

Lowy is currently represented by Reportage by Getty Images.


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