Originally born in Louisiana and raised in Austin, Ben Sklar often travels in his pick-up truck looking for adventures and tours with bands to euphoric rock concerts. The generations of revered artists and musicians in his family have influenced the outlook he brings to his work – persistence and commitment to your craft. His work has been recognized by American Photography, Photo District News, the Society of Professional Journalists, Photographer of the Year International and once upon a time, he was honored to be nominated for the Pulitzer Prize after photographing Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Clients

Billboard
Bloomberg Businessweek
The Chronicle of Higher Education
COLORS
Ebony Magazine
Edelman New York
Entrepreneur
ESPN The Magazine
Fast Company
Fortune
The Guardian Weekend Magazine
GREY
INC.
L’Express
M, Le magazin du Monde
Men’s Journal
Modern Farmer
Mother Jones
The New York Times
Nike
Nylon
People Magazine
Politico Magazine
Popular Science Magazine
Prevention
Qantas Airlines
Real Simple
Refinery29
Runner’s World
Scholastic
T Magazine
Wall Street Journal
Washington Post Sunday Magazine
Wired
Vice

Honors

  • Modern Rocks gallery, permanent collection, 2015
  • Lower Left gallery show, May 2015
  • Feature Shoot artist feature, May 2014
  • American Photography 29 Chosen Winner, 2013
  • Photo District News Annual, 2012
  • F8 Magazine artist feature, 2011
  • Telling Their Stories group show at the Ogden Museum, Aug 2010, New Orleans
  • Feature Shoot artist feature, 2010
  • Solo show at The Darkroom, New Orleans, “Zulu at 100,” 2010
  • Associated Press Photos of the Decade 2000-2009, Hurricane Katrina photo
  • Salon hanging at Coup d’Oeil, New Orleans, “Zulu at 100,” 2009
  • PX3 Gran Prix de Photographie, honorable mention photo story & feature, 2009
  • The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, third portrait, 2008
  • Hurricane Katrina Benefit, Tiru Gallery, 2007
  • Hearst Journalism Awards Program, third overall, best image, first news & sports, 2006
  • Photographer of the Year International, honorable mention disaster photo, sports feature, 2006
  • Sigma Delta Chi Award, Society of Professional Journalists, breaking news photography, 2006