How a Conflict Photographer’s Vision Changed After Becoming a Dad

Photographer couple Benjamin Lowy and Marvi Lacar created this inspiring short film with Sony about how Lowy’s vision of the world as a conflict photographer changed after he entered the world of fatherhood.

“It doesn’t matter if I’m on assignment in Afghanistan or filming underwater in Mexico,” Lowy says. “To my boys, it all equals that I’m gone.”


“When my children were born, it changed me. […] I started to seek out more of the beauty and not just the horror in the world.”

“I’ve been a photographer a lot longer than I’ve been a dad. But I’m quickly realizing that it’s not what I leave behind for the world to see, but how I teach my sons to see the world.”