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DCP Online Speaker Series: Ben Lowy and Marvi Lacar

Hear how Ben and Marvi became photographers and creatives, how they traversed different genres of photography, and what it’s like to work together as artists and spouses.
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Join Dallas Center for Photography for an online event with the award-winning photography and filmmaking team Ben Lowy and Marvi Lacar.

This duo specializes in authentic, documentary style storytelling that embraces honesty and wonder. From portraits of CrossFit athletes to presidential candidates, commissions for Exxon as well as The Daily Show, Ben and Marvi’s work is as unique and diverse as the couple themselves. They started their careers as photojournalists and have seen the impact of compelling storytelling. They believe in stories that not only inform but also pique their curiosity, inspire them, create a ripple within our communities, and make lasting impressions.

Hear how Ben and Marvi became photographers and creatives, how they traversed different genres of photography, and what it’s like to work together as artists and spouses.

Benjamin Lowy began his photography career covering the Iraq War in 2003. Since then he has covered major stories worldwide. In 2004 Lowy attended the World Press Joop Swart Masterclass, he was named in Photo District News 30 and his images of Iraq were chosen by PDN as some of the most iconic of the 21st century. Lowy has received awards from World Press Photo, POYi, PDN, Communication Arts, American Photography, and the Society for Publication Design. Lowy has been a finalist for the Oskar Barnak Award, a finalist in Critical Mass, included in Magenta Flash Forward 2007, as well as the OSI Moving Walls 16 exhibit. His work from Iraq, Darfur, and Afghanistan have been collected into several gallery and museum shows, and shown at the Tate Modern, SF MOMA, Houston Center for Photography, Invalides, and Arles. His work from Darfur appeared in the SAVE DARFUR media campaign.

Marvi Lacar is a photographer and filmmaker whose goal is to emotionally connect with her audience using creative visual language. She has covered domestic and international news and features stories for print publications like Time, Newsweek, New York, Stern, Paris Match and the New York Times.

Lacar has received awards for her stills and motion work from Photo Levallois, Communication Arts, American Photography, Photo District News, Santa Fe Center Project Competition, Telly Awards, National Geographic Wild to Inspire among others.

Her documentary work, This Is A Love Story, is a ‘visual diary’ exploring generational trauma. Her own journey with depression gave birth to 1in20, a mental health initiative aimed at educating and destigmatizing mental illness through creative storytelling.

All photographs on this event page are credited to Ben Lowy and Marvi Lacar.

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