Benjamin Lowy

Benjamin Lowy, BFA01

Benjamin Lowy is an award-winning photojournalist specializing in conflict and feature photography. He has been recognized for embracing new technology and mediums, all while striving to create narrative aesthetic images that capture the audience's attention.

After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Washington University in 2002, Lowy began his career covering the Iraq War in 2003. Since then he has covered major stories in Afghanistan, Darfur, Haiti, Israel, Libya, and Sudan, as well as major U.S. stories such as the presidential election and Hurricane Sandy. Editorial clients have included Fortune, Time, Newsweek, GQ, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, ESPN, and Harper's, among others.

Lowy's images of Iraq were chosen by Photo District News as some of the most iconic of the 21st century, and his book Iraq | Perspectives was selected by William Eggleston to win the fifth biennial Duke University Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography in 2011. The following year, Lowy received the International Center of Photography Infinity Award for Photojournalism, and was awarded a Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund grant to continue his work in Libya. Among other honors, he was a finalist for the Oskar Barnack Award, and has received awards from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, Communication Arts, American Photography, and the Society of Publication Designers.

His work from Iraq, Darfur, and Afghanistan has been featured in numerous gallery and museum shows—including the Tate Modern, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Houston Center for Photography, Invalides, and Les Rencontres d'Arles. His work from Darfur appeared in the SAVE DARFUR media campaign. Lowy is currently represented by Reportage by Getty Images.