Course Director of the Masters Programme in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
Photography, news, photojournalism and documentary photography
Postgraduate education in art and design
Online postgraduate education
Use of blogs in Higher Education
Use of web conferencing in higher education especially using the wimba platform
Reflective practice; course and curriculum development and validation
The photographic representation of war, genocide, holocaust and war crimes
Paul Lowe has recently co-authored a chapter on using blogs in postgraduate education, with Margo Blythman, for this forthcoming book: O'Donoghue, J. (2009). 'Technology-supported Environments for Personalized Learning: Methods and Case Studies'. Hershey, PA:Information Science Publishing.
He is currently working on a JISC/BCE funded project to develop an online community of practice for the photojournalism industry called OPEN-i.
Paul is an award-winning photographer, whose work is represented by Panos Pictures, and who has been published in Time, Newsweek, Life, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Observer and The Independent amongst others. He has covered breaking news the world over, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, Nelson Mandela's release, famine in Africa, the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and the destruction of Grozny.
He is a consultant to the World Press Photo foundation in Amsterdam and the BBC World Service Trust on online education of professional photojournalists in the majority world.
His book, Bosnians, documenting 10 years of the war and post war situation in Bosnia, was published in April 2005 by Saqi books.
Paul is the Course Director of the Masters Programme in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, where he developed and lead the validation team for the upgrading of the PG Diploma to a full Masters in 2004. He was responsible for the development and launch of a new part time mode of the course delivered entirely online using web conferencing, blogs and the VLE, launched in 2008.