(b 1979) Benjamin Lowy received a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 and began his career covering the Iraq War in 2003. 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 (3), POYi (4), PDN (7), Communication Arts (2), American Photography (4), and the Society for Publication Design (2). 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 exhibited in several gallery and museum shows, his work was 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 was selected by William Eggleston to win the Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography. The book is now available in stores and online.
In 2012, Lowy was awarded the Magnum Foundation Emergency fund to continue his work in Libya. In the same year, he received the International Center of Photography (ICP) Infinity Award for Photojournalism.
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