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paul lowe

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Profession: photographer/lecturer
Location: Sarajevo , Bosnia & Herzegovina
Home base: London/Sarajevo
Email: •••••••• (private)
Organization: Panos, London College of Communication
Mobile phone: 00 44 7802269101
Blood type: O+
Last login: over 5 years ago
Member since: 13 Jul 2005 23:07


Paul Lowe is an award-winning freelance photographer and teacher living and working between Sarajevo and London. His work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, Life, Der Spiegel, The Observer and The Independent amongst others. He has covered breaking news the world over, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, Nelson Mandelas release, the Rwandan genocide, the destruction of Grozny and the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, especially in Bosnia. He recently published his first monograph, entitled Bosnians, covering the war and post war situation in Bosnia. He is currently developing an online educational programme for developing-world photographers in conjunction with the World Press Photo Foundation in Amsterdam. Since 2004, Paul has been course director of the Masters programme in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication.


Recent Post

Help break James Nachtwey's story on Oct. 3

Press release from the TED foundation

Photographer and TED PRIZE WINNER
James Nachtwey will be breaking a big story on October 3 — using his powerful photographs to share a vital story that the world needs to know about.

bloggers can add a link to the project by visiting TED at http://blog.ted.com/2008/09/bloggers_help_b.php

and the project can be seen live at locations world wide by visiting http://www.tedprize.org/nachtwey/eventlocation.html

press release:

James Nachtwey: Photojournalist

Photojournalist James Nachtwey is considered by many to be the greatest war photographer of recent decades. He has covered conflicts and major social issues in more than 30 countries.

Why you should listen to him:

For the past three decades, James Nachtwey has devoted himself to documenting wars, conflicts and critical social issues, working in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza, Israel, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, the Philippines, South Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Rwanda, South Africa, Russia, Bosnia, Chechnya, Kosovo, Romania, Brazil and the United States.

Nachtwey has been a contract photographer with Time since 1984. However, when certain stories he wanted to cover — such as Romanian orphanages and famine in Somalia — garnered no interest from magazines, he self-financed trips there. He is known for getting up close to his subjects, or as he says, “in the same intimate space that the subjects inhabit,” and he passes that sense of closeness on to the viewer.

In putting himself in the middle of conflict, his intention is to record the truth, to document the struggles of humanity, and with this, to wake people up and stir them to action.

He is the winner of the 2007 TED Prize, awarding him $100,000 and one wish to change the world. This was his wish: “I’m working on a story that the world needs to know about. I wish for you to help me break it in a way that provides spectacular proof of the power of news photography in the digital age.”

On October 3, the story breaks … and we would like you to witness it.

“Reticent about discussing his own life beyond the basic facts, he’s clearly one of those rare characters who focus singularly on their work with a missionary-like sense of purpose.” — Salon.com

Paul Lowe
Course Director
MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
London College of Communication
Elephant and Castle
London SE6 5SB

27 Sep 2008 18:09 | 106 replies

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