The Print Center’s Honorary Council Award of Excellence Winner
Ben Altman (b. 1953, United Kingdom; lives in Ithaca, NY) trained as an artist by studying physics, towing icebergs, racing sailboats and working in commercial photography. His photographs, video, installation and performances respond to episodes of mass violence and what it means to inherit such histories. Altman has received fellowships from the Houston Center for Photography and Critical Mass. He has exhibited at the Dowd Gallery, State University of New York at Cortland; the Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College; Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles; Sol Mednick Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia; and Light Work, Syracuse as well as Pingyao International Photography Festival, China; Photo Israel; and Cambridge University, United Kingdom. He was a semifinalist in The Print Center’s 89th ANNUAL International Competition and shortlisted for the 2017 Meitar Award. His work is held by the Candela Collection, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center and corporate collections. His work “The More That Is Taken Away” has been featured in Hunger, a year-long project by Greek independent publisher Void, BETA Developments in Photography among others. Altman’s work has been profiled on AllAboutPhoto.com, FeatureShoot.com and Lenscratch.com.