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21.04.2017

Vortrag: PAUL LOWE

Englischsprachiger Vortrag des Fotografen Paul Lowe.

Dr. Paul Loewe

Bosnians: Paul Lowe
Over a period of fifteen years, Paul Lowe documented the conflcit in the fromer Yugoslavia, in particular the siege of Sarajevo, and returned after the war to photograph the legacy of war.
The presence of death is felt in these photographs: war and its terrors are evoked in images notable for their stillness, reminding us that exploding buildings and screaming faces are only the most obvious ways of showing devastation. But here is life too, for the Bosnians have survived, mourned and moved forward. Lovers, refugees reclaiming the old homes, old men, rambunctious children and fashionable boulevardiers populate this work, as do images of snowy fields, rebuilt bridges, and parties.

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Dr. Paul Lowe is as Reader in Documentary Photography and the Course Leader of the Masters programme in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London, UK. Paul is an award-winning photographer, whose work is represented by Panos Pictures, and who has been published in Time, Newsweek, Life, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Observer and The Independent amongst others. He has covered breaking news the world over, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, Nelson Mandela’s release, famine in Africa, the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and the
destruction of Grozny. His book, Bosnians, documenting 10 years of the war and post war situation in Bosnia, was published in April 2005 by Saqi books. His research interest focuses on the photography of conflict, and he has contributed chapters to the books Picturing Atrocity: Photography in Crisis (Reaktion, 2012) and Photography and Conflict.