Benjamin Dimmitt photographs wetlands and forests using film and a medium format camera. He employs his camera to investigate interdependence, competition, survival and mortality in the natural world.
His An Unflinching Look and Primitive Florida projects are available as traveling exhibitions.
Benjamin was born and raised on the Gulf Coast of Florida. He graduated from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL and also studied at the International Center of Photography in NYC, NY, Santa Fe Photographic Workshop in Santa Fe, NM, Santa Reparata Graphic Arts Centre in Florence, Italy and City and Guild Arts School in London, England.
He moved to New York City after college and held an adjunct professor position at the International Center of Photography from 2001-2013. He now lives and works in Asheville, NC and teaches workshops throughout the Southeast.
Benjamin’s photographs have been exhibited at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, School of International Center of Photography, NYC, NY, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC, NY, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, FL, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO and Midtown Y Photography Gallery, NYC, NY.
His work is represented by Clayton Galleries in Tampa, FL and is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts and Eckerd College among many others. Ain’t Bad, Architectural Digest, Black & White, Don't Take Pictures, Lenscratch, Oxford American, Orion, Photo District News, The New Yorker Photo Booth and others have featured Benjamin’s photographs.
He has been a finalist in Photolucida’s Critical Mass Award in 2014, 2017 and 2018 and in New Orleans Photo Alliance’s Clarence John Laughlin Award in 2014 and 2015.
Links to Articles, Posts and Reviews
ALL ABOUT PHOTO, 1/19
OXFORD AMERICAN, EYES ON THE SOUTH, Coastal Roots, 9/5/18