Paul Lowe

London, UK


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 July 1995, an estimated 8,372 Muslim men and boys were systematically murdered by troops of the Army of Republika Srpska and Serbian paramilitaries of the notorious ‘Scorpions’ battalion in and around the Bosnian town of Srebrenica.

The ‘Old Firm’ rivalry between Celtic and Rangers is renowned as the world’s most intense football derby.

These photographs, from the outstanding Panos archive on Chechnya, portray both sides of the war, and give a human face to all its victims.

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.

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

Paul Lowe takes us on a journey through Sarajevo, Srebrenica, Gorazde and Mostar – those once familiar names that have faded back into obscurity.

Paul Lowe paints a portrait of the wall that has become a potent symbol of what has gone wrong in Israel and the Palestinian Territories.