I use photography, film, prose and poetry to create long term visual and experiential explorations that engage with traditionally underrepresented communities in particular examining the issues associated with historical inequality, migration, social violence and human resilience. I see my role as part witness and visual historian and part artist/visual poet. My goal is to bring attention to the forces that impact our most vulnerable populations - with a particular focusing on the United States.
US photojournalist Jon Lowenstein specialises in long-term in-depth documentary explorations confronting power, poverty, racial discrimination and violence. His 'Shadow Lives USA' project follows the migrant trail from Central America and his assignments have included earthquake aftermath in Haiti and social violence in Guatemala. He has won several awards and is a TED Global Fellow.