Max Lowe

Celebrated writer, photographer and National Geographic Young Explorer (2012), Max Lowe has been exploring the far reaches of the planet since before he could walk — from his home in the mountains of Montana to Antarctica, Nepal and Mongolia. Known for his ability to capture deeply human stories on some of the most exposed edges of the world, Max Lowe has honed his skill as a director and photographer in his search of narratives unheard. He has been published in Backpacker magazine, Powder and on After completing his Young Explorers Grant project, which documents social change in the Khumbu region of Nepal, Lowe served as a photo assistant for National Geographic’s Everest expedition. His writing and photos are included in National Geographic’s book The Call of Everest. Lowe is the director of Slacker (Mountainfilm 2017), SSky Migrations, Amo, Adventure Not War (all Mountainfilm 2018), Bare Existence (Mountainfilm 2019), Torn (Mountainfilm 2022), and Camp Courage (Mountainfilm 2024).

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