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Why I document the often violent and traumatic daily lives of others: Fellows Friday with photographer Jon LowensteinWhy I document the often violent and traumatic daily lives of others: Fellows Friday with photographer Jon Lowenstein

Posted By Karen Eng

Social violence in Guatemala, Mexican and Central American migrant communities in the United States, the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, children with cerebral malaria in Uganda — for the past decade, photographer Jon Lowenstein has been documenting the often violent and traumatic daily lives of individuals and communities living at the edges of society, both […]

Film

Voices of violence: Photojournalist Jon Lowenstein captures narratives of violence in Chicago’s South SideVoices of violence: Photojournalist Jon Lowenstein captures narratives of violence in Chicago’s South Side

Posted By Karen Eng

What is the effect of violence on a life’s narrative? TED Fellow and photojournalist Jon Lowenstein has lived in the South Side of Chicago for about a decade — first working as a teacher, photographer and community liaison at an elementary school and subsequently engaging with his African American neighbors to document life in this […]

Design

Photography for social change: Jon Lowenstein documents the American immigrantPhotography for social change: Jon Lowenstein documents the American immigrant

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

TED Fellow Jon Lowenstein makes us look at the painful social issues that we may otherwise ignore through his bold photography. His project, “Shadow Lives, USA,” documents the journey of Mexicans and Central Americans migrating to the United States, recording their struggle as they reached American soil. The image above shows Gabriela Cruz — who grew up in […]