Benjamin Lowy – Mobile Photography Guru
Photojournalist Benjamin Lowy is coming to Sydney to be part of Head On 2014
Benjamin will judge the Mobile Phone Competition along with Olivier Laurent (British Journal of Photography), James Cottam (Photo Editor Fairfax Media) and Moshe Rosenzveig (Head On Photo Festival Director).
Benjamin will also run a mobile phone photography workshop and be a keynote speaker.
“If you believe that Hipstamatic and Instagram could inspire tens of millions of people to become more interested in ‘serious’ photography, then think of Mr Lowy as a prophet urging others to abandon out-dated and elitist ways. If, on the other hand, you believe that iPhone photography — and the Hipstamatic app, in particular — are the work of the Devil, then you can think of Mr Lowy as his messenger.” James Estrin, New York Times
Benjamin is a multi-award winning photographer based in New York City.
He began his career covering the Iraq War in 2003. Since then he has covered major stories worldwide, including the wars in Afghanistan and Darfur, the Libyan Uprising, the Haitian Earthquake and Hurricane Katrina. At the moment Ben is in Sochi photographing the Winter Olympics.
Whatever the event, Ben isn’t afraid of using a mobile phone to capture extraordinary images. Not convinced? Do Ben’s workshop!
Head On Mobile Prize
Copyright Charlotta Katz, Finalist ‘Backyard’, Head On Mobile Prize 2013
Finalists will be exhibited during the festival and prizes will be awarded to the three best images.
First prize valued at over $5,000 and includes $2,500 cash, a great Olympus Camera Kit worth $1,498 (Olympus OM-D E-M10 body with 14-42mm Electronic Zoom lens and 25mm f1.8 lens), 1 Year subscription to Adobe Creative Suite worth $600 and more!
Second prize valued at over $2,000 and includes a great Olympus Camera Kit worth $999 (Olympus OM-D E-M10 body with 14-42mm Electronic Zoom lens), 1 Year subscription to Adobe Creative Suite worth $600 and more!
Judges this year are Associate Editor for British Journal of Photography Olivier Laurent, award winning New York based photographer Benjamin Lowy, Photo Editor Fairfax Media James Cottam and Head On Photo Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig.
$25 per entry – members
$30 per entry – non-members
In order to receive the member price, you must first purchase the membership package.