Ben Brody

Ben Brody is a New England-born photojournalist based in Northampton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Boston’s New England School of Photography in 2001, months before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. As an enlisted soldier, Ben spent 2 years in Iraq, photographing Baghdad’s descent into sectarian chaos, and later the 2007 troop surge. His photographs have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Savannah Morning News, USA Today, Army Times and many other military-oriented publications. Previously, he documented paramilitary and military action in the little-covered separatist war in Thailand’s Deep South, police operations in Charlottesville, Virginia, hunters of rare amphibians in Georgia, guerrilla Cannabis growers in Maine, lonely guards on the Iranian border, the blazing neon of Shinjuku, subsistence fishermen in the Venezuelan jungle, and mountaineers who prefer to climb in hurricane-force winter winds. He is an alumni of and staff member at the Eddie Adams Workshop. More examples of his work can be found at