Ben Blankenship was born in Nashville, Tennessee U.S.A. His interest in the arts began at an early age. His first art show was for his ceramics work when he was just seventeen years old. He earned a degree in filmmaking from The Evergreen State College, and then spent nearly a decade in broadcast television as a video editor, photographer, and cinematographer.  Over the last several years, he has transitioned into working full-time as a photojournalist and travel photographer. He has worked abroad in Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala, and Uganda. His photographic passions include wildlife, conservation, travel, humanitarian, and documentary photography.  His work has been published in the New York Times, The Oregonian Newspaper, and by Photographers Without Borders.

He currently splits his time between Costa Rica and Tennessee.  For Contact and Booking information, click here.