I am the East Africa Chief Photographer, Photo Editor and Bureau Chief for the Associated Press (AP) news agency in Nairobi, Kenya. A staff photojournalist for the AP since 2003, I've previously been responsible for AP's photo coverage from the Middle East, and before that West Africa.
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On the web
My recent work for AP can be viewed here on the AP Images site"Close-Up: Photographer Ben Curtis" profile at AP Images BlogAP Images photographer collection - Ben CurtisAP Images Blog article on Kenyan Protests imageryAP Images Blog article on Saving ElephantsAP Images Blog article on Kenya Albinism contestBen Curtis interviewed by Errol Morris in the New York Times: Part. 1 and Part. 2
APME Awards, Feature Singles - Winner - Kenya Garbage Dump (2019)APME Awards, Honorable Mention - Kenya Election Violence (2018)NPPA International News Picture Story, 3rd Place – Kenya protests (2017)NPPA International News Single, Honorable Mention – Kenya protests (2017)NPPA Sports Action Single, 3rd Place - Wimbledon Tennis (2017)AP Global Sports Accountability Reporting award (2017)Atlanta Photojournalism Spot News, Honorable mention - Kenya protests (2016)Atlanta Photojournalism International News story, 3rd prize - Kenya protests (2016)NPPA Best of Photojournalism, 2nd prize, Iranian elections (2010)Pictures of the Year International, 3rd prize, Iranian elections (2010)Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, 2nd prize, Iranian elections (2009)NABJ Salute to Excellence finalist, Kenyan civil conflict (2009)Clarion Award, Kenyan civil conflict (2009)Bayeux Award for War Correspondents, 2nd prize, Kenyan civil conflict (2008)E&P Photos of the Year, Honorable mention, Kenyan civil conflict (2008)Pictures of the Year International, Award of Excellence, Togo violence (2006)World Press Photo, 1st prize - Spot News stories, Togo violence (2005)Bayeux Award for War Correspondents, finalist, Liberian civil war (2004)