Hailed as “ photography’s new conscience “ Glenn Losack a “Psychiatrist/physician M.D., renowned photographer, singer-songwriter, author, 43 years around the globe in over 50 nations ( years in INDIA and the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ), when stateside lives in the EAST VILLAGE of Manhattan, is SEMI RETIRED from MEDICINE though still practicing ( in the rural areas of the USA that cannot get physicians to practice in parts unknown) via Tele-psychiatry.

 

Glenn’s photography has been featured in National Geographic, (both the magazine and online ),

Asian Geographic ( front cover and story), Popular, American photography and many others too numerous to document here.

He has garnered top awards/ prizes for his work worldwide, many VIPs own his work including YOKO ONO wife of BEATLE JOHN LENNON.

Getty also sells his work on line.

 

He sums up his photographic work this way:

 

“ The world has its beauty and much unsightliness.

I feel there is beauty in both.

 

A great deal of Dr. Losack's photography surrounds Leprosy.

A disease rampant in South Asia and low on the totem pole when it comes to funding and social awareness.

People afflicted are stigmatized, even chastised like no others in this world.

 

His work is partial to the third world, those who have no advocacy, social outcasts, the homeless, the walking invisible unfortunate souls of our world.

 

"I believe strongly that photography can educate, enlighten and raise awareness of the horrible plight of millions who roam this planet barely surviving usually by begging."- GL

 

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“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing….”

 

Pissarro…….

 

“One person of integrity can make a difference”

 

“For us, forgetting was never an option”

 

“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever

human beings endure suffering and humiliation.”

 

“We must always take sides.”

 

Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.

Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented”

 

ELI WIESEL….

   

Commentary and links that pertain to Dr Losack and getting to know him and his work………..

 

first and foremost

 

1. Sean Lennon and Glenn Losack

www.flickr.com/photos/glosackmd/3797649730/in/photolist-6...

 

2. Glenn shot BOTH covers for his friend/ colleague's, poetry books - “secret wounds”… Selected for the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry. In November, the USA Book News Awards 2011 selected the book for their award as the best poetry book of the year.

and PRACTICE his latest amazing Poetry book:

  

Secret Wounds

www.amazon.com/Secret-Wounds-Richard-Berlin/dp/1886157812

  

PRACTICE-

www.amazon.com/Practice-Richard-M-Berlin/dp/0989872440/re...

 

3. Bearly Fit a childs book about Childhood obesity and exercise:

 

bearlyfit.weebly.com/index.html

  

4. Interview with ALICE FEIRING, wine writer for the NY TIMES and author of top selling novels

www.flickr.com/photos/glosackmd/3545006660/in/photolist-6...

 

5. Leonora Veterano “ the RENAISSANCE MAN “

www.flickr.com/photos/glosackmd/3971018950/in/photolist-7...

 

6. Andy Stromberg Curator for Salon Ciel- Manhattan

www.flickr.com/photos/glosackmd/3545084520/in/photolist-

 

7. Shelley Seale

www.wanderingeducators.com/artisans/photographer-month/ph...

 

8. Jim Moret with one of his favorite Losack pieces

 

www.flickr.com/photos/glosackmd/4264473860/in/photolist-7...

   

9. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC images published in the MAGAZINE and the NG on line site ( which no longer exists )

www.flickr.com/photos/glosackmd/3540724513/in/photolist-6...

 

BLINDMAN BABYSITTING

was published in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE

 

www.flickr.com/photos/glosackmd/4060139416/in/photolist-7...

 

others chosen by NG online

www.flickr.com/photos/glosackmd/3540637635/in/photolist-6...

www.flickr.com/photos/glosackmd/4669501403/in/photolist-6...

www.flickr.com/photos/glosackmd/4415500945/in/photolist-a...

www.flickr.com/photos/glosackmd/3543437480/in/photolist-6...

www.flickr.com/photos/glosackmd/3544312629/in/photolist-6...

www.flickr.com/photos/glosackmd/5036341087/in/photolist-6...

  

10. Creative Center

www.thecreativecenter.org/tcc/art/our_artists/losack_glen...

 

11. Dr. Robi Ludwig: National psychological Commentator on CNN, FOX, ET, the COUCH, NBC, Headline news, the Today show, also featured on Scorned, One week to save your marriage, without prejudice, etc etc etc etc

“ the world is lucky to be graced with your images and thanks for writing my theme song “

 

see Dr Losack's. music link below.

 

12. the cover of THAILAND PLUS MAGAZINE

. www.flickr.com/photos/glosackmd/12111611056/in/photostream/

  

13. COVER OF ASIAN GEOGRAPHIC AND COVER STORY:

www.flickr.com/photos/glosackmd/9309459687/

 

flashparker.wordpress.com/2013/03/05/asian-geographic-tro...

  

14. Pyrolirium featuring glenn Losack

 

pyrolim.de/pyropro/allgemein/2015/glenn-losack-m-d-ein-be...

 

15. FLICKR VIEWER

www.flickrviewer.com/search/glenn%20losack%20

  

16. Glenn is also a Board Certified Psychiatrist / Physician ( MD ) and since 2015 via TELE MEDICINE /TELE-PSYCHIATRY he has been treating AMERICANS in socio economically deprived rural areas of the USA ( underserved areas ) that do not have enough doctors to treat psychiatric illness. Psychiatrists do not want to work in such rural areas and Dr Losack now has tried to fill the void and has a psychiatric practice with at least 300 patients he helps with the blessings of modern technology.

This is called Locum tenens work and he has done this for 23 years. He has worked in every aspect of Psychiatry all in underserved communities at jobs that most psychiatrists decline taking.

He has been in the NJ NY PA prison system for 23 years and worked face to face with the most dangerous mentally ill patients in the US prisons.

   

17. Most recently i am involved with the CATHOLIC CHURCH in INDIA helping build homes for LEPERS and their children and schools for the children. The stigma of LEPROSY is huge and though CHILDREN do not have the disease due to ignorance they are not allowed in the general population.

This is being done in PURI, in the state of ORISSA in INDIA.

 

18- I donate to ST JUDES CHILDREN HOSPITAL as well as DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS and MEDICAL BENEVOLENT FOUNDATION and so should you.

 

www.stjude.org- St JUDES hospital for CHILDREN- donor ..........

  

19. Cover of "Dinosaur hour " by Biman Roy MD who is also a psychiatrist as well as a great poet...

 

www.finishinglinepress.com/product/dinosaur-hour-by-biman...

  

20. Last but not least.........

 

his passion for music.........

 

www.youtube.com/results?search_query=losackmd&aq=f

 

www.youtube.com/channel/UCXbcmLWmRfM3PfFNhKQ5ttQ

  

i am also on FB

 

www.facebook.com/glennlosack/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

 

and Tumblr, Pinterest, Twitter,

 

www.facebook.com/glennlosack/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

www.facebook.com/GLOSACKMD

www.pinterest.com/losackmd/glosack/

twitter.com/losackmd

glosackmd.tumblr.com/archive

  

& of course

 

www.flickr.com/photos/glosackmd/

  

( all work is truly for sale )

and a book i hope is being proposed any day now.

 

Rx:

 

ENJOY!

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Biman Roy says:

"The years that I have known Glenn (Glenn Losack, MD) as a fellow physician and a compatriot, he has always amazed me with his capacity to see the world through a lens, both actual and metaphorical, with a passion for beauty and ordinariness, a revolt and a subterranean reflection, a sense of joy and a stern reminder o… Read more

"The years that I have known Glenn (Glenn Losack, MD) as a fellow physician and a compatriot, he has always amazed me with his capacity to see the world through a lens, both actual and metaphorical, with a passion for beauty and ordinariness, a revolt and a subterranean reflection, a sense of joy and a stern reminder of justice, all at the same time. He has travelled far and wide to hold these images for him, as well as for his viewers, at present and in future. Although critics may say that in many ways, his works imbibe the spirit of both Jacob Riis and Diane Arbus, Glenn's canvas is much larger in scale and locale. Yes, one may choose to "unsee" them and (as a Psychiatrist he knows why), but cannot "deny" their existence, both inside and outside of us. Undoubtedly, he is a significant presence in Street Photography, whose works have been recognized by both National and Asian and Asian Geographic, and will keep enriching us visually and (if I may say) spiritually. Biman Roy, MD

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January 13, 2021

Because of his stunning, enticing and dramatic photographic images, the beauty of his work entices us to see all that exists in our world - beautiful landscapes, but mostly the poor suffering with leprosy, the malnourished in India, the homeless beggars, etc.... colors, composition, the eyes and souls of suffering peo… Read more

Because of his stunning, enticing and dramatic photographic images, the beauty of his work entices us to see all that exists in our world - beautiful landscapes, but mostly the poor suffering with leprosy, the malnourished in India, the homeless beggars, etc.... colors, composition, the eyes and souls of suffering people everywhere draw us into his corner of the world. He shows us haunting images of individuals, any of whom could have been us. The suffering we see is all around the world, each of of sees it or experiences it, or both. Yet, we try to avoid it, deny it, run away from it. What is this power that Dr Losack processes that temps us to be a voyeur of the terrible suffering and pain of those in a more than dreadful situation. Does it make me feel guilty or responsible to be attracted to such colorful, beautifully grotesque images? I wonder what is my role, my duty, and my responsibility as I witness these almost pornographic images of the miserable, suffering, lepers of the world. These often difficult photographic images are tastefully mixed with those of amputees, beggars, and homeless adults and children barely clothed in rags. Yet somehow, Dr Losack manages to document these tremendously important pictures in a manner where he shows us the truth in the world, without taking advantage of the human dignity of these individuals, all of whom process the same feelings as us (emotional and physical). He highlights their plight on earth and forces us to ask ourselves what should we be doing to help change the dreadful status of their lives. Somehow Dr Losack has the gift to sensitively balance our pornographic attraction to voyeuristic, grotesque images of human misery on an unforeseen scale, along with our wondering about how can we help. Is it adequate for us to write a check to the Leprocy Mission to help alleviate suffering of millions ? This act of sterile donation may, in fact, be a necessary evil, to bring funds to those who need the treatment most. Perhaps writing a tax-deductible contribution alleviates the guilt in our soul, but this action of, so called benevolence, seems too clean and sterile to me. It’s an easy way out for most well-to do Westerners who are more concerned about their bottom line at tax time than about the root cause of this enormous problem of poverty, illness, and suffering. In the end, if this is how mankind will manage to control this scourge by the goal of 2035, then I think the end justifies the means in this case.

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January 13, 2021

Glenn's photographs provide the perfect cover images for two of my poetry books. Their imagery and beauty are the perfect visual introduction to my work. He is a master of documenting the human condition.

January 12, 2021
Ken Rubin says:

Dr. Losack’s photographic work is a national treasure. Occasionally reminiscent of that or Diane Arbus, though less gratuitous and more soulful, Dr. Losack’s images often capture the depth of feeling of those of W. Eugene Smith. Not that all of Dr. Losack’s work is easy to look at—to the contrary—extremes of pover… Read more

Dr. Losack’s photographic work is a national treasure. Occasionally reminiscent of that or Diane Arbus, though less gratuitous and more soulful, Dr. Losack’s images often capture the depth of feeling of those of W. Eugene Smith. Not that all of Dr. Losack’s work is easy to look at—to the contrary—extremes of poverty, of disease, and of misery often make me want to un-see what I have just experienced. But the power of Dr. Losack’s relentless honesty, his explosive access, and most of all his almost super-humanly kind heart, all come through intensely and powerfully. Add to his ability to pull the viewer into the picture emotionally, spiritually, almost magically, the most remarkable sense of composition, and one may begin to appreciate the genius—and I don’t use the term lightly—of Dr. Losack’s photography. The number and range of images makes it abundantly clear that Dr. Losack has devoted practically his whole life to traveling the world for his art. I’d be remiss if I failed to mention many of Dr. Losack’s funny images, the simply visually stunning uses of shape and color, and his fascinating experimental images. Dr. Losack has a unique eye, a uniquely caring heart, and an uncanny ability to make me feel through his brilliant images.

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January 12, 2021

An amazing, bold and original perspective. Important stuff.

December 21, 2020

Every picture tells an in depth and thought provoking story. And a photo can be worth a thousand words. Glenn's work is massive, exquisite and covers so many themes, it's truly impossible to discuss them all in its entirety here. I hope my words lend a wider understanding to Glenn's deep persona and talent. Through his… Read more

Every picture tells an in depth and thought provoking story. And a photo can be worth a thousand words. Glenn's work is massive, exquisite and covers so many themes, it's truly impossible to discuss them all in its entirety here. I hope my words lend a wider understanding to Glenn's deep persona and talent. Through his visual portraits I believe we can gain a more powerful understanding about life (especially now during this global pandemic) and profit from his provocative visual images. I can't wait to buy his upcoming book being published by Apollo Publishing. I have learned so much about life from knowing this extraordinary and gifted man. Thank you! Dr. Robi Ludwig

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December 21, 2020

Dr. Losack's photographs remind me of the work of Jacob Riis. ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob... ). Our photographic record is filled with the things we love to look at. Riis and Dr. Losack record the things we must look at if we are to be fully compassionate and human. This remarkable gallery of work should be required … Read more

Dr. Losack's photographs remind me of the work of Jacob Riis. ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob... ). Our photographic record is filled with the things we love to look at. Riis and Dr. Losack record the things we must look at if we are to be fully compassionate and human. This remarkable gallery of work should be required viewing in our schools and universities. It reveals life as it is lived by much more of the population than the small percentage walking around with the latest full frame mirrorless SLRs and the expensive glass. Those of us in the latter category have some responsibility to those in the first group. Dr. Losack shows us the way. I created a group called Human Happiness. Flickr is filled with grins and good times. I try to find the instances of deeper happiness; that occur in all cultures, on all continents, and among people in all conditions. Sometimes I see people living in the most deplorable conditions who, nevertheless, betray an inexplicable joy in spite of their situation. Often, it is the result of relationships that transcend their material surroundings or wealth. I see a little of that in Dr. Losack's work. But more often, I can only see my own sins of wasteful consumption staring back at me. Thank you for your work.

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December 5, 2020

Parfois ilest difficile de dire que j'apprécie une photo, tellement il est difficile de regarder le témoignage photographique, d'en apprécier le travail et la technique ainsi que son côté artistique et de l'autre côté prendre conscience d'une triste réalité faite de souffrances et d'inégalités. Je vous dis bravo et me… Read more

Parfois ilest difficile de dire que j'apprécie une photo, tellement il est difficile de regarder le témoignage photographique, d'en apprécier le travail et la technique ainsi que son côté artistique et de l'autre côté prendre conscience d'une triste réalité faite de souffrances et d'inégalités. Je vous dis bravo et merci pour votre travail. Le 15 octobre chez nous en Belgique aura lieu la journée mondiale de lutte contre la misère. Ce n'est pas gagné, quand on voit de par le monde comment ces clivages s'accentuent. Yves Deltombe

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October 13, 2020
Fatih DEM says:

A very unique and touching portfolio full of austere realities about tiny moments of human life. My deepest respects.. Bravo

November 27, 2019
Dbvry says:

Your photos are a mirror of the soul of the people you photograph, and a wakeup call to the viewers. Amazing work. Ongelooflijk, deze foto's gaan recht naar de ziel van de kijkers. Prachtig werk.

August 7, 2020

Una galería impresionante por la denuncia y la fuerza de tus imágenes....

October 11, 2018

As I experienced Doctor Losack's photos, and I do mean experienced, I found myself, amazed, stunned, shocked, embarrassed, and overjoyed. His work is unparalleled in its expression of the human condition. One photo, colorful dancing in the sun, the next a crippled leper begging in a filth covered street, the next, al… Read more

As I experienced Doctor Losack's photos, and I do mean experienced, I found myself, amazed, stunned, shocked, embarrassed, and overjoyed. His work is unparalleled in its expression of the human condition. One photo, colorful dancing in the sun, the next a crippled leper begging in a filth covered street, the next, alternative lifestyles marching in Manhattan. I find Doctor Losack's work in a word ... enlightening. If this man is half the doctor he is a photographer I would expect him to cure cancer with a touch of his hand.

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October 24, 2014
Sable Shock (deleted)

you have an extraordinary pov and the guts to put your camera in anyone's face to get the shot. I couldn't stop looking. for me, that's unusual. bravo!

January 31, 2014

I found out about your work for literally less than 30 minutes, during those counted seconds I have looked through the work of a genius. The things that blew me away the most is the fusion of different cultures, race, religions, and beliefs. It is astonishing to say the least, I have extreme respect to the way you thin… Read more

I found out about your work for literally less than 30 minutes, during those counted seconds I have looked through the work of a genius. The things that blew me away the most is the fusion of different cultures, race, religions, and beliefs. It is astonishing to say the least, I have extreme respect to the way you think, the way you look at things and the way you are, I can't wait for your next snaps.

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February 7, 2011

Boys and Girls, here is quite possibly one of the best cameramen you never heard of.... till now. Here is eye candy for the more concerned citizens on this planet, those who refuse to ignore the scenes that occur in the lives of the repressed, the oppressed, the downtrodden, the forgotten and the living dead. I cons… Read more

Boys and Girls, here is quite possibly one of the best cameramen you never heard of.... till now. Here is eye candy for the more concerned citizens on this planet, those who refuse to ignore the scenes that occur in the lives of the repressed, the oppressed, the downtrodden, the forgotten and the living dead. I consider myself truly fortunate to have taken a journey through his eyes and urge you, the viewer to take the journey too, and then leave comments and share the links to his sets wherever you can. This is too good to be hidden away here !

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July 2, 2009

"This mortal man born in Brooklyn is a kinetic force that touches the core of the underbelly of humanity, a humanity that one does not believe exists, the disfranchised, the marginalized, the deformed , the leper and all such varieties ..he shoots pain and he makes you endure that pain.. He could have been born in Ind… Read more

"This mortal man born in Brooklyn is a kinetic force that touches the core of the underbelly of humanity, a humanity that one does not believe exists, the disfranchised, the marginalized, the deformed , the leper and all such varieties ..he shoots pain and he makes you endure that pain.. He could have been born in India but does it really matter ..humanity is a world without borders and he shows it through the rich tapestry of his images. Mind you his images are not to shock and awe..to sensationalize dire human needs , he wants you too see his images through compassion , through tolerance and through your inner being. This is Dr Glenn Losack MD renowned psychiatrist, lyricist, poet, musician, and a very opinionated man..he does he wants to do..but yet like all of us he has a Muse ..a Muse that has given him a reason to Live..or Relive . Actually the good doctor needs no testimonials ..his pictures adorn covers of National Geographic and he has his site on Better Photo.. It took a lot of convincing on my part to move his collection to Flickr which has a larger and diverse viewership , the best of the best. That he allowed me to showcase his pictures at my site speaks volumes of his love for me..and that he loves my family like his own, and he loves Marziya too. I hope all my friends and well wishers on Flickr will see Glenns pictures and evaluate them with encouragement and truthful comments. Welcome Home Doc."

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May 25, 2009