Benson is a photojournalist and filmmaker, working to document human rights and social justice issues that define our times. With a careful play of documentation and artistry, his works focuses on societal issues and how it affects our everyday life and society at large. He is a keen observer of humanity with an intense interest in capturing and retelling stories from perspectives that are often overlooked.Benson works to further understand the human experience through intimate, human-centered storytelling using still images and motion picture.
Benson is a professional member of African Photojournalism Database APJD ( a joint project by the World Press Photo Foundation and Everyday Africa ) and a member of 1884 photo ( a group of photographers based in Nigeria formed to tell unbiased stories of Africa from an African point of view and to respond to global issues through the African perspective using visual storytelling tools) . His attention to detail and work ethic has led him to work with various reputable organizations such as Agence France-Presse (AFP), Vice News, UNICEF, International Budget Partnership, Cherie Blair Foundation, Neue Zürcher Zeitung AG, Fistula Foundation, LagosPhoto Festival, Proof Africa, Nigerian Pavilion for the 57th Venice Biennale Art Festival, amongst others. He was also nominated for the Guardian AgencyPhotographer of the year in 2020.
Benson’s works have also been published in several publications and currently resides in Lagos, Nigeria from where he works around the world.
- Vice News
- Taurus Fondation
- Neue Zürcher Zeitung AG
- LagosPhoto Festival
- Cherie Blair Foundation
- Fistula Foundation
- International Budget Partnership