Paul Lowe

London, UK

Biography

British b.1963

~~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 Mandelas release, famine in Africa, the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and the destruction of Grozny.

~~Paul is currently the Course Director of the Masters programme in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, where he developed and lead the validation team for the upgrading of the PG diploma to a full Masters in 2004.

Hawaii, with its benign climate, all-star tourism marketing team and exotic fruits seems like a picture-perfect paradise convincing even the most cautious of individuals that life’s every dream will come to fruition with a change of zip code.


In the five days following 11 July 1995, at the height of the civil war in Bosnia, over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were murdered by members of the ethnic Serb Army of Republika Srpska, under the command of Radko Mladic, aided by a Serbian paramilitary unit known as the ‘Scorpions’.


Glasgow may well be the most passionate football city on earth.


The 1992 famine in Somalia was, in common with many famines, as much the result of the civil war as the climatic conditions.


On 29th August 1949 the first Russian plutonium bomb was exploded at the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site, which came to be known as ‘The Polygon’.


During the four year conflict in Bosnia more than 200,000 citizens were killed.


From the beginning of the Bosnian conflict in 1992, Paul Lowe takes us on a journey through Sarajevo, Srebrenica, Gorazde and Mostar – places that back then reverberated in the daily headlines much as Fallujah and Basra have done in more recent times.


It has a peculiar beauty, a concrete monolith winding across the landscape like a modernist snake in featureless grey concrete.


‘For ten years they did not let us breathe’ Chechen civilian, 2004.