Ben Cleeton

Photographer / Visual Storyteller

I was born in Syracuse and grew up in Geneseo, NY, where my sociology professor mother brought public intellectuals to campus. One event stuck—joining Carrie Mae Weems and bell hooks for pizza in their B&B for a late-night... read on
Location: syracuse
Focus: Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist, Photo Assistant, Documentary, Multimedia, Photography, Freelance
Skills: Photo Assisting, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premier, Apple Final Cut Pro, Photojournalism
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About

Primary clients: NYT, Washington Post, The Undefeated
Coverage Regions: USA & Canada
Languages Spoken: United States
I was born in Syracuse and grew up in Geneseo, NY, where my sociology professor mother brought public intellectuals to campus. One event stuck—joining Carrie Mae Weems and bell hooks for pizza in their B&B for a late-night snack. As my father documented Syracuse’s Armory Square art and club scene, he made sure I grew up with a camera in hand, landing me at the Newhouse School and Eddie Adams Workshop. With my mother’s activism and the inspiration of my father’s eye, I developed into the person that I am today, an ally listening and watching for compelling narratives.