Benjamin Ernest is a fine arts photographer who was raised in Alaska and resides in Boston, MA. His work explores representations of nature within society that engage and question ideas of otherness.
His current project, Animus consists of photographs made in Natural History Museums throughout the US. Through his images in which humans preserve, enclose, and present once-living animals he raises questions about how societies isolate themselves from nature and one another.
Works are currently on display at Vermont’s Darkroom Gallery in the Surreal Exhibition until the end of February.
Upcoming images can be found at LAartcore’s annex building from Feb 3 - 28, 2019 ….
….and the Barrett Art Center’s 2019 Photowork Exhibition (selected by James A. Ganz, Senior Curator of Photography, J. Paul Getty Museum) from Feb 9 - Mar 23, 2019