Max Lowe

Max Lowe

National Geographic photographer/writer Max Lowe has spent his life in the wilderness.


Before I could walk, I was taken into the wilderness and packed along on adventures across the globe. From my home in the mountains of Montana to Antarctica, Nepal and Mongolia, I have been witness to extraordinary moments, wildlife, people and places. It was from these experiences that stemmed my drive to traverse this world, and capture moments among my experience by camera and pen.

An early interest in journalism and influences of natural documentary, adventure photography and a close relationship with my environment have all shaped my perspective and continue to inform my aesthetic as an artist.

Photography is not an end in itself. It takes me to incredible places and shows me a view that I might have missed entirely were I not looking through the lens of my camera. I am intrigued by the intricate and unique worlds that each individual inhabits and I strive to weave into each of my images a static sense of time and place specific to that.

As a photographer, I continue to travel to far reaches of the world, play with premier athletes and document renowned musicians. But the most rewarding part of my journey has been the incredible people I have met along the way. I strive to always play a part in the world around me, and my camera allows me a unique view and the impetus to capture it.

PIX Talks

Wednesday Oct. 7, 12:50 – 1:10 PM • re:FRAME stage

Session 6.3.