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Author Topic: Does anyone know what happened to/has anyone ever hear of Luke Powell?  (Read 4892 times)
Mjollnir
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« on: December 03, 2012, 07:21:42 PM »
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A photographer whose work I greatly admired before ever picking up a camera myself, and he's completely disappeared from the web.

http://www.lukepowell.com/ is dead and has been for a while.

Fantastic imagery from Afghanistan, Zanskar, Sir Lanka and other places.

Used to be associated (I think) with the University of Vermont somehow.

His work can be seen at various places around the web, but I looked for obits and didn't find any, and he seems to have fallen out of view completely.

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2012, 04:12:14 AM »
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You may have already found this but as of 2010:  http://www.iipa.org/permanent/lukepowell/bio.html

If you should find out anything else, let me know.

Cheers,
Brian
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 12:27:55 PM »
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You may have already found this but as of 2010:  http://www.iipa.org/permanent/lukepowell/bio.html

If you should find out anything else, let me know.

Cheers,
Brian

Thanks!  Good to know he's still alive and kicking, but I wish he'd restore his website.

Just fantastic stuff.
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2014, 07:31:52 PM »
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I corresponded with Luke Powell for several weeks 3 or 4 years ago... He sent me the link to hundreds of his photographs that were incredibly beautiful...

At the time, I was living in Boston.... he told me that his photographs were blacklisted because Israel did not want them shown, even though Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT) had 2 or 3 hanging in his office...

It was a pleasure to correspond with him, he was very truthful and he just wanted the world to see his photographs of the people of Afghanistan... but wherever he went, even to Canada, sooner or later, they would find out about him and drop him like a stone..

I am sorry that the world has not been able to see the full collection of his photographs, they were and still are the most spectacular I have ever seen.
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2014, 09:15:14 PM »
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I found a snall collection of his photos from Afghanistan here:

http://www.virtualafghans.com/pictures/luke_powell_afghnaistan.asp
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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2014, 09:18:32 PM »
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the last date listed on his exhibits was from 2004

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  April-May 2004

http://queenscountytimes.ca/A-Z/html/luke_powell.html
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