Benjamin Lowy was born in 1979. He received a BFA from Washington University, St Louis in 2002 and began his career covering the Iraq War in 2003 for Time. Since then he has covered major stories in Afghanistan, Darfur, Chad, Haiti, Indonesia, China and other various locations worldwide. In 2004, Lowy attended the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass and was nominated for the ICP Infinity Award. He was named in the 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, PGB, Communication Arts, American Photography and was a finalist for the Oskar Barnack Award. Lowy's work from Iraq and Darfur has been collected into several gallery and museum shows, including London's Tate Modern and the San Francisco MOMA. He recently was awarded the fifth Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography for his Iraq Perspectives project. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.