Selected Awards


  Fellowship    John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 

  NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship in Archtitecture/Environmental Structures/Design

                New York Foundation for the Arts

  Individual Artist Grant  The New York State Council on the Arts

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


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

  Finalist   Photolucida's Critical Mass  


  Shortlisted   Meitar Award at Photo Is:rael  

  Finalist   Photolucida's Critical Mass   


  Commendation Award   Silver Eye Center for Photography    Fellowship 17 International  

                 Photography Competition


  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


  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 Grant for Talk Tompkins   NY State Council on the Arts


  NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship for The More That Is Taken Away

  New York State Council on the Arts Electronic Media and Film Finishing Funds Grant

                for The More That Is Taken Away

  NYSCA Strategic Opportunity Stipend   Project grant

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions


  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


  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


  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


  Talk Tompkins   Tompkins County Public Library   Ithaca, NY   Sesquicentennial

  Say Peekskill   Peekskill Project  Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Peekskill, NY

  Memory Mechanism Community Art Partnership of Tompkins County Artspace, Ithaca, NY

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

Selected Group Exhibitions


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


  Shutter Hub Open 2018   London, UK

  Borders   Bridewell Theatre   London, UK

  Context 2018   Filter Space   Chicago, IL


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

  Meitar Prize Shortlisted Artists   Photo Israel Festival   Tel-Aviv, Israel

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

  The Curated Fridge   Flash Forward Festival   Gallery Kafayas, Boston

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

  Somerville Toy Camera Festival   Somerville, MA

  3rd. Annual Group Show   Davis Orton Gallery   Hudson, NY

  Reclaiming Our Cultural Landscapes   Reclaim Festival, UK

  On Beauty   Humble Arts Foundation NY   Online exhibition


   Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibiton 159   London, UK

   Critical Mass Top 50   Fotofestiwal Łódź, Poland

   People Who Came To My House   (curator/featured artist) 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


  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


  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


  Illusive Self   Taller Boricua   New York, NY

  Marriage Equality  Ithaca, NY

  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 Library, Ithaca, NY

  MARK on Main  Catskill, NY

  Made in New York 2012   Schweinfurth Art Center  Auburn, NY

  Scarf Swap   Arcades Project   Ithaca, NY,

  bookMARKs    Robert B. Menschel Gallery/SPE   Syracuse University  Pop-up

  MARK-up  Tompkins County Public Library Ithaca, NY

  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  - also at 


           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   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


  Fort Wayne Museum of Art   Fort Wayne, Indiana

  Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center  New York, NY

  Candela Collection  Richmond, VA

  Corporate collections


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. (Hons) Physics   1976    University College London