Friday, December 8, 2017

Corey Lowenstein -- RIP

Corey Lowenstein, a long-time photojournalist and documentary photographer for Raleigh's News and Observer, has died of cancer at the age of 49. 

Lowenstein never exhibited her work in galleries or other venues we seek out as fine art photographers. 

In my view, however, she was a brilliant documentary photographer and an award-winning journalist who brought to our attention the lives of Southerners we otherwise would never have known. 

Go here for the newspaper's tribute to Lowenstein, as well as for links to some examples of her work.

I knew her only briefly, some years ago, when she spoke or juried shows for our local Camera Club, but I always appreciated the way in which she regarded us as colleagues rather than the novice photographers most of us really were.  
She took our work seriously, and that helped make us better.

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