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Foundry 2013 Sarajevo

Ben Lowy: The privilege of being a photojournalist, Foundry Photojournalism Workshop 2013

PhotoWings and Ben Lowy sat down at the Foundry Workshop in Sarajevo, Bosnia to discuss photography and the ideas around it. During the conversation, 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.

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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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