Ben Nelms is a photojournalist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was born and raised in the heart of the prairies in Edmonton, Alberta, and studied photojournalism at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario.
After graduating from Loyalist, Ben took a leap into freelance photojournalism and has since worked for such clients as National Post, The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, Macleans, Sports Illustrated and Canadian Geographic.
In late 2010, Ben moved to Vancouver to work as a stringer for Reuters News Agency. He also continues to freelance for other clients.
Ben is deeply passionate about the power of visual storytelling through photographs. When not photographing daily editorial assignments, Ben’s intense curiosity leads him to continually seek out and photograph new personal stories.
Ben Currently serves as Vice-President of the News Photographers Association of Canada. - www.npac.ca
2012 - 1st place Photostory of the Year - National Pictures of the Year Awards.
2012 - 2nd place Photostory of the Year - National Pictures of the Year Awards.
2012 - 3rd place Western Clips - NPOY Awards.
2012 - Succesfully ran for Vice-President of the News Photographers Association of Canada
2011 - 3rd place Western Clips - NPOY Awards.
2011 - 3rd place Sports Photograph of the Year - National Pictures of the Years Awards.
2010 - Attended the 2010 Eddie Adams Photojournalism workshop in NY.
2010 - Graduated from Loyalist College, in Belleville, Ontario with a Photojournalism diploma.