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.
Recently shown at
2019 LA Artcore - 3rd Annual Photographic Competition and Exhibition
2019- Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts - 6th Open Call juried by Aline Smithson, founder of Lenscratch
2019 - Artspace 111 - 6th annual exhibition juried by Hilde Nelson- Curatorial Assistant for Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art.
2019 - CPAC, Colorado Photographic Arts Center members show - Juried by Kat Kiernan