Benjamin Edwards is a wedding, portrait, and humanitarian photographer based out of Bend, Oregon. After commissioning Kevin Kubota to photograph he and his wife Lauren’s wedding in 2002, Benjamin saw the power of the photographic lens and knew he had found a passion. Inspired by Kubota, Benjamin and Lauren opened Benjamin Edwards Photography and haven’t looked back—except to be grateful.
Whether documenting a bride’s perfect day, the dangers of female genital mutilation in Uganda, or the crisis in the Congo, Benjamin relies on his Faith, caffeine and love of his craft to ensure the image is captured.
Benjamin was featured in Photo District News magazine in Sept. 2009 as a “Photographer Making A Difference,” and won a Hollywood Film Festival award in 2009 for a short film he directed to raise awareness calling for the halt to conflict mining in the DRC.
In May of 2011, Benjamin was featured on Framed, an inspirational and educational web based series for photographers. The episode revolved around Benjamin’s passions, fears and hope for his photography.
More recently, Benjamin has written the third edition of Nikon: Creative Lighting System Digital Field Guide for Wiley Publishing and worked behind the scenes with Kevin Kubota on The Lighting Notebook: 101 Lighting Styles and Setups For Digital Photographers, also published by Wiley and was recognized by Photoflex as a Photoflex Pro.
Benjamin is co-founder of Workshop's with Purpose, a workshop dedicated to teaching the craft of photography in conjunction with working with non-profits to tell their story.