Overview participating exhibitions

Warzone
2010

Warzone

Benjamin Lowy

PERSPECTIVES (Iraq, 2007-2008)

When Benjamin Lowy received a telephone call from his mother in 2005, asking him if he had had a chance to go out shopping with Iraqis, he had to explain to her that something like that was impossible, because it was too dangerous. PERSPECTIVES was Lowy’s attempt to visualise the perspective from which he had to experience Iraq – namely through the widow of an armoured vehicle. These images not only make the danger of everyday Iraq palpable; Lowy’s windows are also a metaphor for the barriers that stand in the way of real dialogue.

  • PERSPECTIVES (Iraq, 2007-2008)

    When Benjamin Lowy received a telephone call from his mother in 2005, asking him if he had had a chance to go out shopping with Iraqis, he had to explain to her that something like that was impossible, because it was too dangerous. PERSPECTIVES was Lowy’s attempt to visualise the perspective from which he had to experience Iraq – namely through the widow of an armoured vehicle. These images not only make the danger of everyday Iraq palpable; Lowy’s windows are also a metaphor for the barriers that stand in the way of real dialogue.

  • PERSPECTIVES (Iraq, 2007-2008)

  • PERSPECTIVES (Iraq, 2007-2008)

  • PERSPECTIVES (Iraq, 2007-2008)

  • PERSPECTIVES (Iraq, 2007-2008)

The Pursuit of Happiness
2009

The Pursuit of Happiness

Benjamin Lowy

IRAQ PERSPECTIVES (2003)

Lowy discovered that an embedded photographer can’t possibly participate in everyday life, which goes on despite everything.

  • IRAQ PERSPECTIVES (2003)

    Lowy discovered that an embedded photographer can’t possibly participate in everyday life, which goes on despite everything.

Nazar - Western eyes
2004

Nazar - Western eyes

Benjamin Lowy

PREEMPTIVE WAR (2003)

The photographer – or as he calls himself, journalist, artist and story-teller – Benjamin Lowy stayed in Iraq for seven months to document the American invasion. He was embedded with American military units, mixed with the Iraqi people and underwent a mortar attack at an American base in Kuwait. It was not unusual for Lowy to make his photographs with trembling hands or tear-filled eyes. What affected him most was a Shiite family’s discovery in a mass grave of a number of family members who had been executed in 1991 by Saddam Hussein’s regime. Only after several other excavations was Lowy able to sufficiently regain control of his emotions that he could again photograph.

  • PREEMPTIVE WAR (2003)

    The photographer – or as he calls himself, journalist, artist and story-teller – Benjamin Lowy stayed in Iraq for seven months to document the American invasion. He was embedded with American military units, mixed with the Iraqi people and underwent a mortar attack at an American base in Kuwait. It was not unusual for Lowy to make his photographs with trembling hands or tear-filled eyes. What affected him most was a Shiite family’s discovery in a mass grave of a number of family members who had been executed in 1991 by Saddam Hussein’s regime. Only after several other excavations was Lowy able to sufficiently regain control of his emotions that he could again photograph.

  • PREEMPTIVE WAR (2003)

  • PREEMPTIVE WAR (2003)

  • PREEMPTIVE WAR (2003)

  • PREEMPTIVE WAR (2003)

Biography

Straight out of Washington University, Benjamin Lowy (United States, 1979) began his career as a photographer in 2003 in Iraq, where he did photos that were called 'iconic' by the photo magazine PDN. Lowy has received a number of awards from sources including World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, PDN and American Photography. His work has appeared The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Stern and many other publications.

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Warzone

Warzone

Price EUR 10,00

Human Conditions

Human Conditions

Price EUR 15,00

Nazar

Nazar

Price EUR 15,00