Last Updated: 11 Dec, 2022 | Views: 155
Other Profession(s): Photojournalist
Higher Education: Washington University in St. Louis
Benjamin Lowy is a photojournalist from the USA. He is one of the early users and an outspoken supporter of mobile photography and is best recognised for his work as a conflict photographer in conflict areas. He graduated with a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002. He initially intended to major in design and illustration with the goal of becoming a comic book artist before changing to photography. Inferno, a book of 1990s war crimes photographs by James Nachtwey, had a significant impact on him.
In 2008: When the iPhone first came out, he began shooting with it.
In 2009: Lowy has defended cellphone shooting in public, much like photographers who prefer to use black & white film over colour.
In 2010: He used an iPhone for the first time while working on a project for The New Yorker, photographing the deserted town of Uravan, Colorado.
In 2011: His photographs from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart's behind-the-scenes were published on RollingStone.com.
In 2012: His coverage of both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions was published by The New Yorker.
Achievements and Awards:
In 2008: He got the World Press Photo award.
In 2009: Lowy became the finalist of the Oskar Barnack Award.
In 2013: Lowy became the finalist of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund.
Lowy was employed by the Corbis picture agency soon after finishing college and given the responsibility of covering the Iraq War for Time magazine. At the time, he was 23. From 2003 through 2008, he covered the war while embedded with a number of American and Iraqi military units.
His photos from the conflict in Libya were published as a photoblog on the NBC News website and later appeared in GQ.
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