Madison, WI, United States
Ben Brewer is a photojournalist specializing in the fields of editorial, sports, and documentary photography.
Graduating from Grinnell College in the Spring of 2011, he earned a B.A. in Biological Chemistry. Ben has worked around the country, at the Coeur d'Alene Press (ID), as a Staff Photographer for Grinnell College, and The Deseret News in Salt Lake City. After completing his time in Utah, Ben returned home to the Midwest to Minneapolis-St. Paul to grow his photographic and visual story-telling abilities and freelancing for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He is currently based in Madison, WI and freelancing for The New York Times, Reuters and various editorial news outlets.
From professional sporting events to breaking spot news Ben is a photographer who delivers skillfully-crafted, compelling imagery across a plethora of subjects — large and small. With a focus on isolating moments of "controlled chaos", Ben is an adventurous and motivated photographer that seeks to capture those minutiae that slip by often unnoticed. Ben is available for contract and freelance work in the Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois areas and interested in working on collaborative projects around the world.
2015 - NPPA R5 March 2015, 2015 - NPPA Best of Photojournalism 2013, 2013 - WNPA Student POY Contest 2013 Judge, 2012 - NPPA R9 November 2012, 2012 - NPPA R9 November 2012, 2012 - NPPA R9 December 2012, 2011 - Tammy Zywicki '93 Memorial Scholarship
- Breaking news
- Video capture
- Video editing
In March of 2015, an unarmed African American teenager named Tony Robinson Jr. was shot and killed during an altercation with Madison Police officer Matt Kenny only a mile from the State Capitol. Months after Robinson was laid to rest, the verdict came down from the Dane County District Attorney that charges would not be filed against Officer Kenny. The following weeks of protests highlighted an unpleasant truth that in Dane County, African Americans account for 45 percent of arrests but only 7 percent of the population. Though the city has begun efforts to strategically examine institutional policies that lead to these issues, the "liberal bastion" of the Midwest is still tackling a dirty secret.
A Bennion Junior High student cries during a moment of silence for a Bennion student who committed suicide earlier this week. The candlelight vigil at the school in his memory drew hundreds of students, families and friends, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. www.BenBrewerPhoto.com
Pleasant Grove junior Madison Wolford, center, celebrates with the rest of her teammates after the Vikings won their Utah State High School Volleyball 5A championship match against Lone Peak in the UCCU in Orem, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. www.BenBrewerPhoto.com