Benjamin Lowy is an award winning photographer based in New York City. He began his career covering the Iraq War in 2003. In 2004, 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, Pictures of the Year International (POYi), Photo District News(PDN), Communication Arts, American Photography, and the Society for Publication Design. Lowy has been 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. 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. 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.