benlowy Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | January 30, 2016
Forgot about this one. Humid rainy hotel entrance.
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benlowy Maplewood, NJ | February 5, 2016
More snow in wonderland.
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benlowy New York City, NY | February 3, 2016
One more portrait shot from the @sonyalpha G Master lens launch event yesterday. Had lots of fun in the studio with lights and models and stuff.
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benlowy New York City, NY | February 3, 2016
This time it's a Wes Anderson-esque image from the @sonyalpha G Master lens launch yesterday. Had a great time shooting some setup scenes with the rest of the artisan crew.
#portrait #sonyalpha #inthestudio
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benlowy New York City, NY | February 3, 2016
Crewdson-esque setup at the @sonyalpha event today in NYC. Not my usual, but super fun.
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benlowy Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | January 30, 2016
Splitting the day.
I'm just back in NYC, Brazil it was too quick.
#photojournalism #documentary #reportage #streetphotography #rio #riodejaneiro
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benlowy Barra da Tijuca, Brazil | February 1, 2016

Students practice Jiu Jitsu at the Gracie Barra Praia - quite possibly one of the most amazing outdoor settings that one can find to study and roll.
@trfoley37 and I got held up a day in Brazil after our flight was canceled - and we made the most of it! All these images are part of a worldwide survey of fighting sports that symbolize conflict resolution through sports.
#photojournalism #documentary #reportage #sports #jiujitsu #rio #riodejaneiro #barradatijuca
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benlowy Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | January 31, 2016
- Insert overly poetic caption here -
#reflection #photojournalism #documentary #portrait #rio #riodejaneiro
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benlowy Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | January 29, 2016

Jiu Jitsu practice at the world famous De La Riva academy in Rio. Part of my conflict resolution through sports project.

#photojournalism #documentary #sports #sportsphotography #conflictresolution #jiujitsu #rio
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benlowy Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | January 28, 2016

Rainy beach day in Brazil. At least there is no snow. :) #photojournalism #documentary #streetphotography #brazil #riodejaneiro #rio #travel #onassignment
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benlowy "One thing worse than Auschwitz itself would be if we forget that a place like this ever existed," Roman Kent, survivor.
This image was made at the Auschwitz Museum, in a room filled with thousands of shoes, the victims of the camp's gas chambers.

The legacy of the Holocaust was my primary motivation for becoming a conflict photographer at the beginning of my career. While I was influenced by the documentation of Rwanda, the Balkans, and Chechnya - events that occurred in my own lifetime - it was the horror of man's ability to attempt the systematic destruction of Jews - of my own family - that pushed me towards photography and documentation.
While my life has certainly changed, as has the Photojournalism industry, and I find myself shooting less conflict, I'm still reminded daily that we have a responsibility to document the good and the bad, to show people what goes on in the violent corners of the world that they would rather forget and deny.
#auschwitz #auschwitz70 #photojournalism #documentary
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  •   ryla_22 @saturn.drops the shoes were just one of the items taken from the camp prisoners as they entered. These things were sold to make $ for the nazis. Women had their heads shaved and their hair was sold, corpses teeth were removed and sold, any and all personal belongings were taken from the 'prisoners' 1w
  •   ryla_22 @bjoernhesse Auszchwitz isn't a museum. Its the actual concentration camp where these atrocities occurred. Its located near Kraków POLAND where millions of Jews Poles Gypsies and other ethnic minorities were murdered during WW2. 1w
  •   benlowy @ryla_22 @saturn.drops @bjoernhesse The concentration camp remains standing to this day, a memorial to those who died and a testament to the atrocities committed there. Inside the old administration building is a museum exhibiting collections of evidence of what the nazis did. Besides from the shoes, there are cases of hair, thousands of eyeglasses, luggage, and all the empty canisters of Zyklon B, the gas used in the gas chambers. 1w
  •   bjoernhesse @ryla_22 @benlowy I didn't know that this picture was taken in Autschwitz itself. That place is one of the top things on my list this year. Every German should've been there and seen it with his own eyes. 1w
  •   ryla_22 @saturn.drops @bjoernhesse I was blessed and fortunate enough to take my husband and 5 daughters to Ausczwits earlier this month. My grandfather was murdered there. We were political refugees frm Poland. I hv lived in the USA since age 7. Almost every 'block' has a story and has been turned into what u could describe as a museum. Each building block housed specific individuals, women, workers, people used for medical experiments...The entire enormous campus is a living 'museum' so to speak of what occurred there frm 1941-1945. An experience I wont forget. 1w
  •   saturn.drops @ryla_22 whats the shoes for 1w
  •   saturn.drops @ryla_22 oops nvm 1w
  •   saturn.drops @ryla_22 yea i heard they wanted the gold teeth i didnt know about the hair tho 1w

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benlowy Jellyfish Lake, Palau | August 2015

I'm noticing how the Jellyfish and the snow look the same... @nytimes reporter @ian_urbina swims amid the millions (!) of Jellyfish living within this ancient saltwater lake.
The lake is about 12,000 years old and was formed after the last ice age. Diving is at you own peril - below 15 meters is a poisonous anoxic layer full of hydrogen sulfide.
Shot on assignment for @nytimestravel
#photojournalism #documentary #underwater #nature #jellyfishlake #jellyfish
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benlowy Irvington, NJ | January 23, 2016

Mid-day snow walk. Spent most of the day digging stuck motorists out of pits created by passing snowplows.
#blizzard2016 #photojournalism #documentary #streetphotography #newjersey
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benlowy Maplewood, NJ | January 23, 2016

Mateo Sleeps No More in the snow... #portrait #son #blizzard2016 #streetphotography #photojournalism #newjersey
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benlowy Irvington, NJ | January 23, 2016

Morning blizzard constitutional.
#photojournalism #reportage #documentary #streetphotography #blizzard2016 #newjersey
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benlowy Jellyfish Lake, Palau | August 2015
・・・
The photographer @benlowy took a dive while on #nytassignment for a story about Jellyfish Lake, an aptly named body of water found in the Pacific nation of Palau. The lake, a roughly 12-acre body of bath-warm saltwater on an uninhabited islet in Palau’s Rock Islands, is not easy to access. But given that this aquatic habitat is considered 1 of the 7 #underwater wonders of the world, it’s probably worth the journey. As the @nytimes reporter @ianurbina writes, “the experience was nothing short of surreal.” #regram from @nytimestravel
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benlowy New York City, NY | January 22, 2016

Commuting with flare II.
#photojournalism #documentary #reportage #streetphotography #commuting
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benlowy New York City, NY | January 21, 2016

Commuting with flare.
#photojournalism #documentary #reportage #streetphotography #commuting
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