People

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Jacques Lowe
Chronicle Books, 1994 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 41 pages
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Teaching children how photographs are made and how we can get the most out of looking at them, a collection of beautiful and thought-provoking portraits of people are by some of the greatest photographers of all time.

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Jacques Lowe, 1930 - 2001 Jacques Lowe was known as the Kennedy Family photographer. He got his first break in 1951 when he won a prize in Life Magazine's contest for young photographers. For his prize winning work, Lowe was given an eight week assignment in Europe and his career took off from there. In 1953, Lowe retained the position of a contributor to Jubilee magazine where he won many awards for his photojournalistic work with gypsies. He also contributed to magazines such as Time, Life, Look, The Saturday Evening Post, Ladie's Home Journal, Paris Match, Epoca, and Stern among various others. In 1956, Lowe met and befriended Robert Kennedy, which eventually led to him becoming the Official Campaign Photographer of John F. Kennedy's campaign for the presidency. He turned down the job as White House Photographer to be J.F.K's personal photographer. His work with the Kennedy's has lent Lowe worldwide acclaim and many books, appearances and exhibits. After the Kennedy Administration's abrupt end, Lowe returned to his studio in New York and went back to contributing to magazines and corporate photography. He won many awards for his commercial art work. After Robert Kennedy's assasination, Lowe sold hid studio and retired to France for eighteen years, all but denouncing photography. But he could only ignore his art for so long, and eventually returned to New York and started working again. From magazines to television and documentaries, Lowe proved that he was still a phenomenal photographer. He produced a video on PBS on the Kennedy years, a twelve volume children's book series and a book of Jazz portraits., as well as 30 or so more books. Lowe is also a supporter of many pro bono projects such as CARE and the Leukemia Society of America. In his last years. Lowe concentrated on gallery exhibits such as his first New York exhibit at the Leica Gallery, which then traveled the United States. In 1999, he showed a Jazz exhibit in Soho, and his work is also in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art and other various museums. In 1998, Lowe received the Crystal Eagle Award for Impact on Photo Journalism from the School of Journalism, University of Missouri and the Kodak Company. He has also won awards from Art Director's Clubs and the Urban League. Jacques Lowe died on May 12, 2001, he was 71.

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