Self-taught photographer Jason P. Howe was born in Ipswich, England in 1971. His passion for photography began at school and survived 10 years working in photographic retail. During these years he expanded his technical knowledge and made his first visits to Latin America. After a decade of travel in the region varying from a few weeks up to a year at a time, Jason has had opportunity to work in 18 in countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean.
In late 2001 Jason moved away from travel photography and began concentrating on reportage and documentary assignments. His started on his first long term project and now best known work from the conflict in Colombia at this time and continued working on the theme until 2005. His book COLOMBIA: Between the Lines was published in 2008.
In late 2002 he was invited to join World Picture News one of their original contract photographers.
Between December 2003 & February 2005 Jason spent over 13 months in Iraq covering the worsening insurgency and growing chaos as well as general daily news and features throughout the country for World Picture News clients. He documented the war in Lebanon in 2006 and has was based in Afghanistan from early 2007 until late 2011 during which time he extensively documented the British Forces operating in Helmand province as well as covering stories in 14 other provinces on subjects both related to the conflict and cultural issues and even undertaking some large scale commercial projects.
Other assignments have taken him to the Middle and Far East as well as S.E Asia. After a decade on the road Jason has, for the time being at least, settled on a remote Andalusian finca as his home between assignments.
Jason has worked extensively for: The New York Times, The Times of London, The Daily Telegraph & The Sunday Telegraph, he has worked on assignments for: Newsweek, US News & World Report, The Telegraph Magazine, Le Figaro Magazine, ARENA Magazine, Monocle, The Financial Times magazine, Rolling Stone Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, The Sunday Times, The Guardian & The Observer, The Independent and Independent on Sunday, USA Today, The San Francisco Chronicle, People Magazine, Le Monde and Science et Vie.
His images and photo essays have been published around the world in magazines & newspapers including:
TIME International, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Sunday Times, The International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, The Sunday Herald, The Express and Daily Mail, El Tiempo (Colombia), GQ, Esquire, Dazed & Confused, MAX magazine (France), La Repubblica (Italy), O Estadao de S. Paulo (Brazil), De Morgen, The Johannesburg Star, Panorama, Expressen, SEMANA magazine, Flair, LAW, The Readers Digest, Epsilon Magazine (Greece), Amnesty International, NACLA (North American Congress on Latin America), New York Magazine, British Journal of Photography, Digital Photographer and Soldier Magazine.
Images from his project on Conflict in Colombia were entered in the 60th annual Pictures of the Year International contest. Jason was given an Award of Excellence for this submission.
Amnesty International exhibited a selection of images in Spain and he was also honoured with a screening of his finished project at the 19th annual International Festival of Photojournalism ‘Visa Pour L’Image 2007 in Perpignan, France and in the ‘City of Gijón’ 11th annual Festival of Photojournalism in Spain. The work has also been screened in the US, Asia, and widely in Europe.
Jasons work has been exhibited in group shows in New York City, Washington DC, L.A and elsewhere in the US and in solo shows in the Boka Gallery, Bangkok, the Foreign Corespondents Club, Hong Kong and War Photo Ltd in Dubrovnik.