Ben Depp

Ben Depp is an independent documentary photographer and National Geographic Society Explorer available for editorial, corporate, and reportage assignments.

Ben has worked as a freelance photographer since 2005 covering general news, producing feature stories, and doing investigative journalism all over the world. Much of Ben’s work has centered around environmental issues and his environmental reporting has been funded by the National Geographic Society, Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, and Ford Foundation.

Editorial clients include National Geographic News, Rolling Stone, Outside Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Der Spiegel among others.

Aerial Photography
Ben’s ongoing work documents wetland loss and coastal erosion in Louisiana. The wetlands on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast are eroding at the rate of a football field every 30 minutes. Ben’s work serves as a memorial to this vanishing landscape.

He makes aerial images by powered paraglider, which allows him hours of exploration, a low flight path and the time-intensive search for surprising compositions.

Ben’s photographs have been shown at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. This work won a 2017 Communication Arts Annual award and has been published by Smithsonian Magazine, the Sierra Club, Audubon Magazine, Cross Country Magazine, and Louisiana Cultural Vistas.


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