Benjamin Lowy was born in 1979 and received a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 and began his career covering the Iraq War in 2003 for Time Magazine. Since then he has covered major stories in Afghanistan, Darfur, Chad, Haiti, Indonesia, China, and other various worldwide locations. In 2004 Lowy attended the World Press Joop Swart Masterclass and was nominated for the ICP Infinity Award. He was named in the 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, PGB, Communication Arts, American Photography, and was a finalist for the Oskar Barnack Award. Lowy's work from Iraq and Darfur have been collected into several gallery and museum shows, including London's Tate Modern, and the San Francisco MoMA. The series Iraq Perspectives I is shot from within an Army Humvee. The decision to include the actual windows in the images serves a literal and a metaphorical purpose. Lowy wanted to create a visual technique to present Iraq to the public that is different from the usual images and metaphorically speaking they represent the barrier that impeds dialogue. Benjamin Lowy is represented by Reportage by Getty Images.
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