Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

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

           The More That Is Taken Away  Sol Mednick Gallery   University of the Arts

                    Philadephia, PA

          Dream Sofa   Stone Hill Quarry Art Park   Cazenovia, NY

2016  Site/Sight   Light Work   Syracuse, NY

          Black Bile: The More That Is Taken Away  Handwerker Gallery Ithaca College

                 Ithaca, NY

          Seeing Memorials   Community School of Music and Arts   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

2017  Old School:New School   Pingyao International Photo Festival   Pingyao, Shanxi, China

          Reverence   Dowd Gallery   State University of NY, Cortland, NY

          Reclaiming Our Cultural Landscapes   Reclaim Festival, UK

          On Beauty   Humble Arts Foundation NY   Online exhibition

2016  Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibiton 159   London, UK

          Critical Mass Top 50   Fotofestiwal Łódź, Poland

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

                Syracuse, NY

          22nd Juried Exhibition   Griffin Museum of Photography   Winchester, MA

          FRESH 2016 Top Ten Finalist  Klompching Gallery  Brooklyn, NY

          34th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition   Houston Center for Photography

          Tribe    LightBox Photographic Gallery   Portland, OR

2015  RESPOND!   Smack Mellon   Brooklyn, NY

          I-Thou    Kimmel Center Galleries, NYU  New York, NY

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

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

          Made in New York 2015   Schweinfurth Art Center  Auburn, NY

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

          Unbound4!    Candela Gallery Richmond, VA

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  Constructed Ambiguity   City Without Walls   Newark, NJ

          The Fearless Eye   The Other New York Biennial  ArtRage Gallery  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

          MARK on Main  Catskill, NY

          Made in New York 2012   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

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

Selected Awards

2016  Silver Eye Center  for Photography  Commendation Award   Fellowship 17 

           International    Photography Competition

2015  Critical Mass Top 50

          Houston Center for Photography   HCP Fellowship 2015

          Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY   Elmer Louis Award  65th Rochester-Fingerlakes


          The Print Center  Philadelphia, PA   Semi-finalist  89th Annual

              International Competition

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

          Soho Photo Gallery   New York, NY   Honorable Mention  

               Annual Photographic Competition

          Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County   SOS grant for Seeing Memorials

2014  Critical Mass  Finalist

          Soho Photo Gallery  New York, NY   Runner-up Award  

                Annual Photographic Competition

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

          NY State Council for the Arts   Artist in Community Decentralization Grant

                 for Talk Tompkins  

          Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County   SOS grant to attend Photolucida 2015  

2012 NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship  The More That Is Taken Away

          NYSCA   Electronic Media and Film Finishing Funds Grant   The More That Is Taken Away

          NYSCA  Strategic Opportunity Stipend   Everson/Syracuse Biennial   Guantanamo Basement.

          Sculpture Space, Utica, NY residency with 2X2 Collective

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

2005  Curator’s Choice   Around The Coyote   Chicago, IL


            Fort Wayne Museum of Art   Fort Wayne, Indiana

            Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center  New York, NY

            Candela Collection  Richmond, VA

            Corporate collections


2017   Don't Take Pictures!  Photo of the Day

2016  The More That Is Taken Away   BETA Developments in Photography 19   The Magazine

                of the Ballarat International 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


2016  Ben Altman: Site/Sight and Memory Mechanism   Ann Jastrab

          Seeing Memorials   The Thinking Eye and Ithaca Times

          House Call For The Working Class   Syracuse New Times

          Ben Altman Shows Atrocities, Violence at Light Work Gallery  Syracuse Daily Orange

          A juror’s verdict, reenactors, and abductees at Griffin Museum of Photography 

                 Boston Globe

2013  On Exhibit: 'Double Consciousness' explores race, gender, class  Albany Times Union


2016  Gatekeepers of the Art World   Sharon Louden   Creative Capital

2014  Portrait Photography Workshop    Dawoud Bey   Center for Photography at Woodstock

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

2009 MARK Professional Development    NYFA

1976  BSc. Physics   1976    University College London