Benjamin Lowy is an award winning photographer based in New York City. He began his career covering the Iraq War in 2003. In 2004, he was named in Photo District News 30 and his images of Iraq were chosen by PDN as some of the most iconic of the 21st century. Lowy has received awards from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International (POYi), Photo District News(PDN), Communication Arts, American Photography, and the Society for Publication Design. Lowy has been 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, SF MOMA, Houston Center for Photography, Invalides, and Arles. In 2011 Lowy's Iraq | Perspectives work was selected by William Eggleston to win the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography. In 2012, Lowy was awarded the Magnum Foundation Emergency fund to continue his work in Libya. In the same year, he received the International Center of Photography (ICP) Infinity Award for Photojournalism. In 2014, at the age of 35, Lowy received a Distiguished Alumni Award from Washington University in St Louis. Follow Ben on IG
Marvi Lacar is a documentary photographer whose goal is to connect with her audience using creative visual language.
Lacar completed her Masters degree in Journalism at the University of Texas in Austin and began her training as a fellow at the Poynter Institute and internships at national newspapers. In 2003, Lacar moved to New York to start her career as a photojournalist and was soon represented by Reportage by Getty Images where she covered domestic and international news and features stories for print publications like Time, Newsweek, New York, Stern, Paris Match and the New York Times.
Lacar has received awards for her photography from Photo Levallois, Communication Arts, American Photography, Photo District News, Santa Fe Center Project Competition, Day’s Japan among others. Her video work for Escape, a documentary film about the rescue and rehabilitation of Maasai girls in Kenya who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and early marriage, has been recognized by AI-AP International Motion Arts Awards, United Nations Association Film Festival and other national and international film festivals. Lacar is the founder of 1in20, a mental health initiative driven by art and social media. Follow Marvi on IG