Posts Tagged ‘Benjamin Lowy’

2016 First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2010, Benjamin Lowy’s “Iraq | Perspectives”

2016 First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2010, Benjamin Lowy's "Iraq | Perspectives"

The CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography is a biennial prize that offers publication of a book of photography, a $3,000 award, and inclusion in a website devoted to presenting the work of winners of the prize. Each year a significant and innovative artist, curator, or writer in photography is chosen to judge the prize […]


First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2010, Benjamin Lowy’s “Iraq | Perspectives”

First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2010, Benjamin Lowy’s “Iraq | Perspectives”

In anticipation of next month’s publication of 2012 Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography winner Gerard H. Gaskin’s Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene, we’re taking a look back at previous winners of this prestigious biennial prize, which offers, among other things, publication of a book of photography. This month, we’re featuring the […]


Watch Interview: Photographer Ben Lowy and Dancer (and Photographer) Mikhail Baryshnikov

Watch Interview: Photographer Ben Lowy and Dancer (and Photographer) Mikhail Baryshnikov

In a recent episode of Reserve Channel‘s Capture with host Mark Seliger, 2010 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography winner Benjamin Lowy is interviewed along with dancer and photographer Mikhail Baryshnikov. Seliger, a renowned portrait photographer, Lowy, and Baryshnikov talk about Lowy’s work in Iraq | Perspectives along with his war and iPhone photography and Baryshnikov explains his transition […]


Deadline for the 2012 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography Extended to September 22: Watch Video

Submissions will be accepted for the sixth biennial CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography June 15, 2012, through September 22, 2012.* The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University and the Honickman Foundation co-sponsor this prestigious prize, the only one of its kind. The competition is open to American and Canadian citizens (and residents of the U.S. […]


First Book Prize in Photography Winner Benjamin Lowy’s “Iraq | Perspectives” Now Available as Enhanced E-Book

First Book Prize in Photography Winner Benjamin Lowy's "Iraq | Perspectives" Now Available as Enhanced E-Book

Iraq | Perspectives by 2010 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography winner Benjamin Lowy is now available as an enhanced e-book on iTunes. Lowy’s audio commentary brings his arresting color photographs of the war in Iraq to life. Those images—taken through Humvee windows and military-issue night vision goggles—and Lowy’s stories capture the desolation of a war-ravaged country as well […]


CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography Winner Benjamin Lowy Receives 2012 ICP Infinity Award

2010 First Book Prize winner Benjamin Lowy has won the prestigious 2012 ICP Infinity Award in photojournalism. ICP’s Infinity Awards were inaugurated in 1985 to bring public attention to outstanding achievements in photography by honoring individuals with distinguished careers in the field and by identifying future luminaries. Founded in 1974, the International Center of Photography  is […]


Video Available: Sales of “Iraq | Perspectives” Soar After Ben Lowy’s Guest Spot on “The Daily Show”

Video Available: Sales of “Iraq | Perspectives” Soar After Ben Lowy’s Guest Spot on “The Daily Show”

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 […]


Video Available: Photographer Benjamin Lowy on His Book “Iraq | Perspectives”

Video Available: Photographer Benjamin Lowy on His Book "Iraq | Perspectives"

Interviews with all five winners of the biennial CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography are available on the prize’s new website; here, 2010 winner Benjamin Lowy talks about his process for taking the photographs in Iraq | Perspectives, and viewers can listen to some of the conversations about editing the book. Lowy will be signing […]


Photographer Benjamin Lowy’s “Iraq | Perspectives” Exhibition and Book Signing at Perkins Library

Photographer Benjamin Lowy’s "Iraq | Perspectives" Exhibition and Book Signing at Perkins Library

Photojournalist Benjamin Lowy, a freelance photographer based in Brooklyn, New York, began his career in 2003 when he was embedded with the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division to cover the Iraq War. Lowy’s career as a conflict photographer has also taken him to Haiti, Darfur, and Afghanistan, among other places. Last year Lowy’s photographs from […]


CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography Launches New Website

CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography Launches New Website

The Center for Documentary Studies and The Honickman Foundation (THF), based in Philadelphia, co-sponsor a prestigious biennial prize for American photographers, the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography, the only one of its kind. Winners of the prize receive a $3,000 grant, publication of a book of photography, and inclusion in the prize’s new website, […]


Benjamin Lowy’s iPhone Photographs of Libya

Benjamin Lowy's iPhone Photographs of Libya

Photojournalist Benjamin Lowy’s photographs of Libya, taken on his iPhone, are being featured on the MSNBC photoblog. Lowy is the winner of the 2010 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography. His book Iraq | Perspectives will be published in fall 2011 by Duke University Press. Read the announcement about William Eggleston selecting Benjamin Lowy for […]


William Eggleston Selects Benjamin Lowy to Win First Book Prize in Photography

William Eggleston Selects Benjamin Lowy to Win First Book Prize in Photography

Benjamin Lowy, a war and feature photographer with Reportage by Getty Images, has won the fifth Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography. Internationally renowned photographer William Eggleston judged the competition and chose Lowy to win the prize. He says, “Although I like the other photographers’ work, I felt that the Iraqi pictures […]