Nick McGowan-Lowe is an official for the National Union of Journalists, based in Glasgow. Prior to that he spent 21 years as a freelance photographer, beginning his career at The Scotsman newspaper, and going on to work for a wide variety of publications throughout the UK.
Nick is a former director of Editorial Photographers UK, and since 2008 has been on the board of the British Photographic Council. He is a former Chair of the NUJ’s Freelance Industrial Council, which represents the NUJ’s 7,000 freelance members, and sat on two advisory groups at the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS).
He is co-author of Photojournalists: An Endangered species in Europe? – a major EU-wide study on the future of photojournalism for the European Federation of Journalists, and is the author of the 2009, 2010 and 2015 British Photographic Council Industry Surveys which studied the economics and concerns of the UK photography industry.