Ben C. Solomon


Ben C. Solomon is a documentary filmmaker, photographer, and journalist. He is the inaugural Filmmaker-in-residence at Frontline on PBS.

Ben spent 9 years as one of the New York Times' first foreign multimedia correspondents. He started his career in 2010 as an intern for The New York Times. In 2011, he moved to the Middle East to cover the uprisings in Egypt, Libya, and Syria. Since then he has covered a variety of news events and issues, the war in Syria, the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh, and Ebola outbreaks across Africa.

Since 2011, he has reported from over 60 countries around the world. He's a six-time Emmy nominee and a three-time Livingston award nominee.

In 2015, Ben was a part of a New York Times reporting team to win the Pulitzer Prize for International reporting. In the same year, he received the George Polk Award for health reporting, the World Press Photo multimedia 2nd Prize for short features, an Edward R. Murrow award for continuing coverage of the Ebola crisis, and was nominated for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. In 2013, he was named 3rd place Multimedia Photographer of the Year by POYi.