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Infinity Awards 2012

2012 Recipient for Photojournalism: Benjamin Lowy


Qalam Nabi of Afghanistan

Right image: Benjamin Lowy, A scene during the civil war against dictator Muammar Gaddafi's regime in Libya on March 29, 2011 in Bin Jawad, Libya. © Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images.

Benjamin Lowy was born in 1979 in New York and began his career covering the Iraq War in 2003. He is currently represented by Reportage by Getty Images. In 2011 his Iraq | Perspectives work was selected by William Eggleston to win the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography and he was recently awarded the Magnum Foundation Emergency fund to continue work in Libya. In 2004, Lowy attended the World Press Joop Swart Masterclass, 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. His work from Iraq, Darfur, and Afghanistan has been collected by several galle