Awards & Accomplishments

Below you will find career highlights and awards received for news and personal work completed in the past few years.

 
 
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2017

  • Jack Webster Award for Best Breaking News Reporting - Print. Photographs appeared in The Globe and Mail in print and online for the award winning story "Cheque Day" by Andrea Woo, Sunny Dhillon, Wendy Stueck, Mike Hager, Mark Hume, Ian Bailey, Ben Nelms, Rafal Gerszak, James Keller, Luiz Lopes.
  • Nominated for the National Picture of the Year - Pictorial Award with the News Photographer's Association of Canada.
  • Book "The Peace in Peril: The Real Cost of the Site C Dam" was one of 5 finalists up for the BC Book Prizes Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize

2016

  • Published first book "The Peace in Peril: The Real Cost of the Site C Dam" alongside author Christopher Pollon. Published by Harbour Publishing.
  • Awarded title of "Official Royal Photographer" by the Government of Canada for William and Kate's 2016 Royal Tour in Western Canada.

 

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  • 2013 - 1st place Photostory of the Year - National Pictures of the Year Awards
  • 2013 - 2nd place Photostory of the Year - National Pictures of the Year Awards
  • 2012 - Sports Feature of the Year, 3rd place - National Pictured of the Year Awards
  • 2012 - Ben becomes 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.