Ben Lowy Views Libya through iPhone

via PDN Photo of the Day by Amber Terranova on 12/04/11


 Above: Libyan rebels celebrate their revolution in a square outside the de facto headquarters for the Libyan Revolutionary Council on March 15 2011 in Bengazi, Libya. © Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images.

Photojournalist Ben Lowy was in Libya on assignment for 3 weeks in March, traveling between the Rebel stronghold of Bengazi to various front line towns like Ajdabiya, Brega, Ras Lanuf, and Bin Jawad. In between photographing with DSLR’s he made images on his iPhone and brought the news directly to an audience by immediately posting them to his blog. Since featuring this new work, people’s interest has grown exponentially and, he says, “reaffirmed my belief in this new paradigm in journalism. My work these days, like Iraq from Humvee windows and Night Vision Goggles, abstracts of the BP oil spill, Holga panoramics and now this iPhone series, is about creating a visual narrative that looks different from the norm. I’m hoping to capture the audience through the aesthetics, to get them to move closer to the image, and most importantly engage the viewer to examine the content.”

WARNING: THIS GALLERY CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT.

Destroyed Gaddafi-loyalist tank. On the road between Bengazi and Ajdabiya.

 Onlookers watch as relatives drive away with the body of their kin after visiting the Jala Hospital morgue on March 20 2011 in Bengazi, Libya. © Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images.

 Libyan rebels stand amidst the rubble of destroyed pro-Gaddafi army vehicles and weapons following NATO airstrikes on March 20 2011 in an open field near Bengazi, Libya. © Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images.

 Libyan rebels fire their weapons from behind the cover of a sand berm as pro-Gaddafi forces shell their position on March 25 2011 on the outskirts of Ajdabiya, Libya.© Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images.

 A Libyan rebel takes cover behind a sand berm as pro-Gaddafi forces shell their position on March 25 2011 on the outskirts of Ajdabiya, Libya. © Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images.

 Libyan rebels pray in the desert sand near the front line on March 29 2011 near Bin Jawad, Libya. © Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images.

 Rebel soldiers try to rally their comrades with a cry of “Allah Akbar,” following a massive retreat in the face of relentless mortar attacks on March 29 2011 in Bin Jawad, Libya.  © Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images.

 Libyan civilians flee an anticipated Gaddafi Loyalist attack on March 30, 2011 in Ajdabiya, Libya. © Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images.

 7 year-old shot by Gaddafi forces in Bengazi. © Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images.

 Gaddafi loyalist killed by french bombing outside of Bengazi. © Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images.

Bomb blast, Bengazi. © Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images.

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Ben Lowy Views Libya through iPhone

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