Ben Altman                                                                                     

Selected Awards

2019  Fellowship    John Simon Guggenheim Memorial  Foundation 

          Individual Artist Grant  The New York State Council on the Arts

          Honorary Council Award of Excellence   The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

2018  Semi-finalist    93rd Annual International Competition   The Print Center,

                 Philadelphia, PA

           Finalist   Photolucida's Critical Mass  

2017   Shortlisted   Meitar Award at Photo Is:rael  

           Finalist   Photolucida's Critical Mass   

2016   Commendation Award   Silver Eye Center for Photography    Fellowship 17 International  

                 Photography Competition

2015    HCP Fellowship 2015   Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX   

            Top 50   Photolucida's Critical Mass  

            Elmer Louis Award   65th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition   Memorial Art Gallery,

                 Rochester, NY

            First Place Award    Made In New York 2015    Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY

            Honorable Mention   Annual Photographic Competition    Soho Photo Gallery,

                 New York, NY

            Semi-finalist    89th Annual International Competition   The Print Center,

                 Philadelphia, PA

2014    Finalist   Photolucida's Critical Mass  

            Runner-up Award   Annual Photographic Competition   Soho Photo Gallery,

                  New York, NY

            Best in Show   25th Juried Photography Invitational   State of the Art Gallery,

                  Ithaca, NY

            SOS grant to attend Photolucida 2015   Community Arts of Tompkins County

            Artist in Community Decentralization Grant for Talk Tompkins  

                  NY State Council on the Arts

2012    NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship for The More That Is Taken Away

            NYSCA Electronic Media and Film Finishing Funds Grant for

                  The More That Is Taken Away

            NYFA/NYSCA Strategic Opportunity Stipend   Project grant

2008    Best in Show   Juried Photography Invitational   State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY

2005    Curator’s Choice   Around The Coyote   Chicago, IL

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2017    Reverence   Dowd Gallery, State University of New York, Cortland, NY

2016    The More That Is Taken Away   Sol Mednick Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

            The More That Is Taken Away   Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY.

2015    Site/Sight   Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

            HCP Fellowship Exhibition     Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

            Projects in Black and White    Corners Gallery, Ithaca, NY   with Laurie Snyder

2014    Talk Tompkins   Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca, NY Sesquicentennial

2013    Say Peekskill  Peekskill Project V, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art,

               Peekskill, NY

2011    Memory Mechanism Community Art Partnership of Tompkins County Artspace,

               Ithaca, NY

2010    Trouble Seeing Trouble   Installation, Second Story Gallery, Trumansburg, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019  Everything I Ever Learnt   Art at the ARB   Cambridge University, UK 

2018  Shutter Hub Open 2018   London, UK

          Borders   Bridewell Theatre   London, UK

          Context 2018   Filter Space   Chicago, IL

2017   Old School:New School   Pingyao International Photo Festival, China (eight artists)

           Artificial Things   Art at the ARB/Shutter Hub  Cambridge University, UK (featured artist)

           Meitar Award Shortlist Exhibition   Photo Is:rael  Tel Aviv, Israel

           The Curated Fridge   Flash Forward Festival   Gallery Kafayas  Boston, MA

           Center Forward   The Center for Fine Art Photography   Fort Collins, CO

           Reclaiming Our Cultural Landscapes   Reclaim Festival, UK

           Somerville Toy Camera Festival   Somerville, MA

           3rd Annual Group Show   Davis Orton Gallery   Hudson, NY

           On Beauty   Humble Arts Foundation NY   Online exhibition

            All You Can Eat   Ain’t Bad Magazine   Online exhibition

2016   Critical Mass Top 50   Fotofestiwal Łódź, Poland

           People Who Came To My House   (curator/anchor exhibitor) ArtRage Gallery   Syracuse, NY

           IPE 159  Royal Photographic Society  London, UK and touring.

           FRESH 2016 Top Ten Finalist  Klompching Gallery  Brooklyn, NY

           22nd Juried Exhibition   Griffin Museum of Photography   Winchester, MA

2015    RESPOND!   Smack Mellon   Brooklyn, NY

            65th Rochester-Fingerlakes Exhibition   Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

            Unbound4!    Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA

            The Photo Review Best of Show Exhibition   Gallery 1401, The University of the Arts,

                  Philadelphia, PA

            8th Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show   RayKo, San Francisco, CA

            Annual Photographic Competition    Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY               

            Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition   Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX

            Made In New York 2015    Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY

2014   NEXT    Castell Photography, Asheville, NC

           This May Have Happened   Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, IL

            GLOBAL Issues. CLIMATE Matters. Social CHANGE.   Artrage Gallery, Syracuse, NY

            Annual Photographic Competition    Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY

            The National: Best Contemporary Photography   Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IN

            Social Portraits: Six Photographers   Kirkland Art Center Clinton, NY

            ONWARD-Compé    Project Basho, Philadelphia, PA

            Fresh Air    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Artspace64, New York, NY

2013    Illusive Self   Taller Boricua, New York, NY

            Marriage Equality Ithaca, NY

2012    The Fearless Eye ArtRage Gallery The Other New York Biennial  Syracuse, NY,

            Dream Sofa 4   Saunders Farm Project Collaborative Concepts   Garrison, NY

            The More That Is Taken Away Pratt MWP, Utica, NY in Figure Drawing

            Citizens Are Encouraged to use the Pencils Provided   Tompkins County Public Library,

            Ithaca, NY in Drawing on Democracy  

            MARK on Main Catskill, NY

            Made in New York   Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY

2011    Scarf Swap Arcades Project   Ithaca, NY,

            bookMARKs   Robert B. Menschel Gallery, Syracuse University, Pop-up

2010    MARK-up   Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca, NY

            Flight   Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport, Ithaca, NY

2009    A Book About Death Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, New York, NY

            Empty Chairs Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service, CSMA, Ithaca, NY

Exhibitions with 2X2 Collective

2013    2x2 Collective: double consciousness Art Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY

2012    skin hides Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ


2018   Void – The Hunger Project, Issue #4   The More That Is Taken Away  

           Stone Canoe Journal   Photograph from Inside Out: An Expatriate’s Views

2017   Float Photo Magazine   The Empty Centre  Featured Interview

           Photo of the Day, June 28 2017   Don’t Take Pictures! Magazine

2016   The More That Is Taken Away   BETA Developments in Photography 19  Ballarat Foto Festival

           The More That Is Taken Away   ARENA: The Australian Magazine of Left Commentary

2014    Site/Sight   Feature Shoot online magazine

2013    Site/Sight   Lenscratch online magazine

2012    False Horizon   New Landscape Photography   blog


            Fort Wayne Museum of Art   Fort Wayne, Indiana

            Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center   New York, NY

            Candela Collection   Richmond, VA

            Corporate collections


2012    Jan/Feb   Sculpture Space, Utica, NY – with 2X2 Collective


2011–2014  2x2 Collective with Sandra Stephens, Maria Driscoll McMahon, Christine Heller and, in                               2013, guest artist Carla Rae Johnson

Education and Workshops

2016    Gatekeepers of the Art World   Sharon Louden    Creative Capital

2014    Portrait photography workshop    Dawoud Bey   Center for Photography at Woodstock

2014    Creative development workshop   Carrie Mae Weems   Filter Festival

2010    MARK Alumni Consultant Training   New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

2009    MARK Professional Development Course   NYFA

1976     BSc. Physics   1976   University College London

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