Dr Paul Lowe

Paul-Lowe-PhotographerOur Founding Judge, Dr Paul Lowe is a Reader in Documentary Photography and the Course Leader of the Masters program in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, UK. Paul is an award-winning photographer 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. His most recent books include Photography Masterclass published by Thames and Hudson, and Understanding Photojournalism, co-authored with Dr Jenny Good, published by Bloomsbury Academic Press.

Paul is an Emeritus Member of VII Photo Agency.

VIDEO: “Testimonies of Light: Photography, Witnessing and History” by Dr Paul Lowe.

Jenny Matthews

Jenny Matthews Photographer, Panos PicturesJenny Matthews has spent over 30 years photographing conflict and social issues for British newspapers, magazines and development organisations, covering momentous historical events including the guerrilla war and Independence of Eritrea, the Sandinistas in Nicaragua and the genocide in Rwanda. Her book Women and War was published in 2003 by Pluto Press and the accompanying exhibition toured worldwide. In 2014 Hachette published her award winning work on children and conflict, Children Growing Up with War. She was a co-founder of Format, an agency of women photographers, then was a member of Network, a respected international agency, and is now is a member of Panos Photographers.

Poulomi Basu

Poulomi Basu is an Indian transmedia artist, photographer and activist whose work has become widely known for advocating for the rights of women. Her full biography will be added here shortly.



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