Sales of photographer Benjamin Lowy’s prizewinning book, Iraq | Perspectives, have spiked following his interview on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Monday, December 5. The book has gone from #217,000 to #2,125 on Amazon, where it is currently the number-one bestselling book on Iraq, and ranks thirteen out of all books by or about individual artists.
Iraq | Perspectives was published this fall by Duke University Press and CDS Books of the Center for Documentary Studies, following Lowy’s selection as the winner of the 2010 Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography.
Winners of the prize receive a $3,000 grant, publication of a book of photography, inclusion in the prize’s website, and an exhibit in the Rubenstein Library Gallery at Duke University, after which the photographs are placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts. Application information for the sixth biennial CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography competition will be available in January 2012; Deborah Willis will be the judge of the 2012 prize.
For other videos, podcasts, articles, and information on Lowy and Iraq | Perspectives, go to http://www.iraqperspectives.com/index.php#/press/videos-podcasts.