Ben Nelms is an award-winning photojournalist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Ben works 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.
In 2016, Ben was honoured to receive the title of Official Royal Photographer to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, for their 9 day Royal Tour of B.C. and the Yukon.
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.