About

I've been photographing and writing about the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2005.  I've done other work too, but the wars have been my biggest project by far.  

In Afghanistan I'm primarily working for the nonprofit GroundTruth Project, seeking to read between the lines of America's endgame for its longest war.  I try to make images of this historical event with an eye toward the psychology and the often strange circumstances of its political and military actors.  The fruit of my long labors in Afghanistan is FOREVERSTAN, an ambitious multimedia exploration of America's attempts to extricate itself from Afghanistan in an orderly fashion.

I was recently a finalist for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, a LensCulture Exposure Award and was named to Photolucida's Critical Mass Top 50 for 2014.  

If you want to talk about a project, a lecture, a print, motorcycle maintenance, or anything else, please drop me a note.

I'm based in Massachusetts.

ben(at)photobrody.com


Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

In the media:
Boston Globe: Mark Feeney's Review of Afghanistan: Endgame at the Fruitlands Museum
WGBH: Photographer Challenges Conventional Ideas About America's Longest War
PRI's The World: Op-Ed for Memorial Day
WGBH: Greater Boston report on the Foreverstan project (I'm at 13:17)
LensCulture: Interview with Alexander Strecker
Verve Photo: Story Behind the Image with Geoffrey Hiller
GlobalPost: Adapting to Afghanistan from Iraq
Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50 (2014)

 

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