Paul Lowe is the Course Director of the Masters Programme in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.
He was responsible for the development and launch of a new part-time mode of the course delivered entirely online using web conferencing, blogs and the VLE, launched in 2008.
Paul is an award-winning photographer, whose work is represented by Panos Pictures, and 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.
Lowe is particularly interested in the relationship of photography and conflict, the effect of photojournalism on public discourse, and in the role communities of practice play in postgraduate and distance education. He is currently working on research around the ethics of representations of suffering, especially around the concept of bearing witness to trauma, and also on the materiality of the photograph.