The Photo Brigade Podcast

On this episode, Robert chats with Ben Lowy about his acclaimed career covering international conflict, natural disaster, as well as commercial work for various brands. They also talk about his his early adoption of mobile photography and social media to tell stories in a new way. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Benjamin Lowy is award winning photographer based in New York City. He received a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 and began his career covering the Iraq War in 2003. Since then he has covered major stories worldwide. 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. Lowy has received awards from World Press Photo, POYi, PDN, Communication Arts, American Photography, and the Society for Publication Design. Lowy has been a finalist for the Oskar Barnak Award, a finalist in Critical Mass, 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. His work from Darfur appeared in the SAVE DARFUR media campaign. 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. The book is currently available and in stores now. 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. Lowy is based in New York City. He is currently represented by Reportage by Getty Images.

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On this episode Robert chats with veteran wire photographer Gary Hershorn about this nearly four decade-long career working for the wires. They talk about Gary's transition into editing for Flipboard and now as he focuses on using Instagram and other social media to share his beautiful photos of NYC. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade podcast!

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On this episode Robert chats with Michael Ip, a freelance photographer and photo editor based in Barcelona. They talk about his career in editing as Senior Photo Editor at Newsweek as well as editing positions at New York Daily News, ABC News, Daily Mail and Maxim. Nowadays he focuses on portraiture and fashion. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.
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On this episode, Robert Caplin talks with his friend, Deputy Photo Editor at Rolling Stone magazine, Sacha Lecca. With over 20 years experience in magazine publishing starting as a low-level photo researcher, Sacha moved up the ranks as a photo editor at Newsweek, CMP Media, and to his current senior photo editing position at Rolling Stone. Along the way he's also shot some stellar music photography which he shares through Instagram.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

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