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Ben Nelms

Vancouver, B.C | 604-353-1020 | ben@bennelms.ca

Ben Nelms is an award-winning photographer based in Vancouver, Canada. Ben regularly works for such news clients as National Post, The Globe and Mail, Reuters, Bloomberg and Canadian Geographic.

Ben is deeply passionate about the power of visual storytelling through photographs. When not photographing daily editorial assignments or working for corporate clients, Ben’s intense curiosity leads him to continually seek out and photograph new personal stories.

In 2016 Ben, alongside journalist Christopher Pollon, published “The Peace in Peril: The Real Cost of the Site C Dam” book through Harbour Publishing. The following year the book was a finalist for the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize for the B.C Book Awards.

Also in 2016 Ben was the Official Royal Photographer to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, for their Royal Tour of B.C and the Yukon.

Accolades -

2018 - Nominated for News Picture Story of the Year (Bloomberg)- National Pictures of the Year Awards.

2017 - Hostile Environment Training - Reuters Course in Washington, D.C taught by Oakleaf Worldwide

2017 - Best Breaking News Reporting of the Year (The Globe & Mail)- Jack Webster Journalism Awards

2017 - 3rd place Pictorial Photograph - National Pictures of the Year Awards.

2016 - Finalist for the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize for The Peace in Peril - B.C Book Awards

2012 - 1st place Photo Story of the Year (Reuters) - National Pictures of the Year Awards.

2012 - 2nd place Photo Story of the Year (Canadian Geographic) - National Pictures of the Year Awards.

2012 - 3rd place Western Clips - National Pictures of the Year Awards.

2011 - 3rd place Western Clips - National Pictures of the Year Awards.

2011 - 3rd place Sports Photograph of the Year (Reuters) - National Pictures of the Years Awards.

2010 - Student College Photographer of the Year - NPAC Runner-up.