Renowned photographer William Eggleston has chosen Benjamin Lowy as this year’s CDS/Honickman First Book Prize winner for his images taken in Iraq, through Humvee windows and night vision goggles.
Currently, in its fifth year, the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize contest rewards a photographer with a grant of $3000 and the publication of a book on photography. This year, William Eggleston judged the competition, choosing Benjamin Lowy as the winner from among more than 200 entries.
Lowy is a war and feature photographer with Getty Images. His award winning images for his upcoming book Iraq / Perspectives, which is composed of “photographs taken through Humvee windows and military-issue night vision goggles,” which, the organisers say, “capture the desolation of a war-ravaged Iraq as well as the tension and anxiety of both U.S. soldiers and Iraqi civilians is simply awesome.