Ben C. Solomon is a multimedia journalist, documentary filmmaker and foreign correspondent for The New York Times. Ben is 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 been constantly bouncing across the Middle East, Africa and the former Soviet Union, covering a variety of events and issues, including the youth in the Arab world, war in Syria, ivory poaching in Africa, the Ukrainian conflict, and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Since 2011, he has reported from Syria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Lebanon, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Niger, Chad, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Kenya, Russia, Ukraine, Malawi, Lesotho, Turkey, and Ethiopia.
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, an Edward R. Murrow award for continuing coverage of the Ebola crisis, and was nominated for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.