The Faces of College Wrestlers

Young wrestlers can look simultaneously haggard and phenomenally fit, as the photographer Ben Lowy captures in his closeup portraits from the 2016 college championships.

This constant training causes young wrestlers to look haggard but phenomenally fit, a contradiction that the photographer Ben Lowy captures in his post-match portraits from the weekend’s events

Ben Lowy: Embracing Change

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Sometimes I feel like the work that I’ve done hasn’t really changed anything. This is just me…this is my own personal thing. I’m not going to speak for other journalists who have covered things all over the world. I’ve covered Libya, but I don’t really know if I’ve made a difference….or helped some of the people that I’ve photographed in places like Afghanistan or Iraq. I mean, what impact have my images made…besides perhaps educating people? And here, I personally have a chance of helping someone. 

Ben Lowy Interview - Part 2 - A Photo Editor

by Jonathan Blaustein I caught up with Ben Lowy in August. He’s a busy man, juggling family and personal projects with a super-charged career. In the last year alone, he was in Libya, on Jon Stewart, won the photojournalist of the year award from the ICP,

Photography, regardless if it’s photojournalism, or some sort of esoteric contemporary art, you’re putting a bit of your soul in it. That soul is what makes you take a picture at that instant. It’s what makes you compose, to wait for things to happen. For serendipity.

Ben Lowy Interview - Part 1 - A Photo Editor

by Jonathan Blaustein I caught up with Ben Lowy in August. He’s a busy man, juggling family and personal projects with a super-charged career. In the last year alone, he was in Libya, on Jon Stewart, won the photojournalist of the year award from the ICP,

I caught up with Ben Lowy in August. He’s a busy man, juggling family and personal projects with a super-charged career. In the last year alone, he was in Libya, on Jon Stewart, won the photojournalist of the year award from the ICP, and had his book, “Iraq Perspectives” published by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke.

Ben Lowy Instagrams the Conventions

Over the past two weeks, Ben Lowy was in Tampa to Charlotte, using Instagram to cover the Republican and Democratic National Conventions for The New …

I’ve used Leica’s before off and on for years when I can, but the price point is a little high (albeit the quality is off the charts) for me to start investing in that gear rather than my workhorse DSLR’s. Those cameras pay my mortgage, make the wife happy, and feed my kids. The Leica X2 is something like a mistress. We’re going to be sharing a lot of time together.

Ben Lowy on Cellphone Camera Apps and the Ben Lowy App

If you believe that Hipstamatic and Instagram could inspire tens of millions of people to become more interested in “serious” photography, then think of Mr. Lowy as a prophet urging others to abandon outdated and elitist ways. If, on the other hand, you believe iPhone photography — and the Hipstamatic app, in particular — are the work of the Devil, then you can think of Mr. Lowy as his messenger.

Ben Lowy on 'The Daily Show'

A photographer on a talk show? You coulda knocked me down with a feather. (Longtime readers know that one of my pet peeves is that 90% of the guests on talk shows are actors, because the same people that own...

Ben Lowy on the second-best fake news show on television*. (There's a short commercial first.) He was there because he got an assignment from Rolling Stone to cover the Daily Show for an article, and they were impressed with him when they got to know him.

Hipstamatic in Kabul

When Ben Lowy was in Afghanistan taking pictures for our story “The Bad Guys vs. the Worse Guys,” he did so using both his digital camera, to make traditional 35-millimeter photos, and the Hipstamatic app on his iPhone.

When Ben Lowy was in Afghanistan taking pictures for our article “The Bad Guys vs. the Worse Guys,” he did so using both his digital camera, to make traditional 35-millimeter photos, and the Hipstamatic app on his iPhone. Our plan all along had been to publish the 35-millimeter pictures, but once we saw what he had on his iPhone, we felt we had to use those images instead. They were more exciting and dynamic; the rich palette and high contrast brought clarity and texture and even poetry to the scenes.

A Conversation with Benjamin Lowy

The public today is more visually sophisticated than ever before. The overwhelming dearth of information available on the internet tends to weaken the impact of content. Important stories get lost in the fray. So as photographers - as creatives and not just journalists - we have the added task of developing a connection to our audience. We need an image that will engage the viewer, that makes our audience question what they are seeing, that allows them to take a step closer to the image and thus the content.

Ben Lowy Views Libya through iPhone (12 Photos)

Photojournalist Ben Lowy was in Libya on assignment for 3 weeks in March, traveling between the Rebel stronghold of Bengazi to various front line towns like Ajdabiya, Brega, Ras Lanuf, and Bin Jawad. In between photographing with DSLR’s he made images on his iPhone and brought the news directly to an audience by immediately posting them to his blog

VII Photo Expands To Represent Non-Member Photographers

VII Photo Expands To Represent Non-Member Photographers: “The VII Photo agency announced a new division this week called VII Network, which will represent projects by photographers who are not VII members.

At its launch, VII Network is representing seven freelance photojournalists: Eric Bouvet, Jessica Dimmock, Tivadar Domaniczky, Balazs Gardi, Ben Lowy, Stephanie Sinclair and Donald Weber. VII Network will represent these photographers exclusively worldwide, says VII managing director Frank Evers.”