Ben Curtis is the Associated Press' East Africa photographer based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Born in Oxford, England, he graduated in law from the University of Sheffield and worked as a staff photographer for the UK Press Association in both London and Scotland before joining the AP in 2003.
Prior to his current position, he was the photo editor and chief photographer for the Middle East based in Cairo, Egypt, and West Africa photographer based in Dakar, Senegal.
He has covered assignments across the Middle East and Africa, including conflicts in Libya, South Sudan, Liberia, Egypt, Gaza, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, and Kenya, as well as two Olympic Games.
His awards include World Press Photo first-place prize for spot news, Pictures of the Year International, Bayeux Award for War Correspondents, National Press Photographers Association, and the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar.