Ben Arnon is a New York and Los Angeles-based visual journalist who specializes in documentary, editorial, and travel photography. He documents the unflinching honesty of people’s lives, and is particularly interested in examining socio-economic, class, and racial themes amongst and within communities of people. Ben is intrigued by the unique group dynamics and social performances that take place within different sub-cultures of people.
Ben received an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles and a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies in Society & Culture from Emory University in Atlanta. Additionally, Ben has taken numerous courses at the International Center of Photography and Aperture Foundation, both located in New York. At Emory, Ben published a thesis entitled ‘Packaging Racial Identities: Market Segmentation in the U.S. Recorded Music Industry’ which examined the ways in which race has historically been utilized in the production, distribution, and marketing of recorded music.
Along with his studies, Ben’s visual journalism work is also informed by his experiences of working in various business roles within the music, film, and technology industries from 1998 to 2015.
Ben writes frequently for the Huffington Post (http://huffingtonpost.com/ben-arnon), offering social commentary on a wide array of topics including visual arts, culture, society, digital media, and politics.