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Foundry 2013 Sarajevo

Ben Lowy: What is the “aesthetic bridge?” Foundry Photojournalism Workshop 2013

Photographer Ben Lowy coined a term for how he conveys meaning to an otherwise uninterested audience— the “aesthetic bridge.” With a media-saturated society, Ben Lowy looks to make stylized images that can still capture attention and tell stories. From the PhotoWings interview at the 2013 Foundry Workshop in Sarajevo, Bosnia.

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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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