Ben C. Solomon
Former Abrams Filmmaker-in-Residence
Ben C. Solomon is a documentary filmmaker, photographer and journalist. He was the inaugural Filmmaker-in-residence at FRONTLINE on PBS. Ben spent 9 years as one of the New York Times' first foreign multimedia correspondents. He started his career in 2010 as an intern for The New York Times. In 2011, he moved to the Middle East to cover the uprisings in Egypt, Libya and Syria. Since then, he has reported across the Middle east, Africa and the former Soviet Union, covering a variety of events and issues, including the youth in the Arab world, war in Syria, ivory poaching in Africa, the Ukrainian conflict, and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Since 2011, he has reported from over 60 countries around the world. In 2019, he won a News and Documentary Emmy for his first FRONTLINE film, "Ebola in Congo"
In 2015, Ben was a part of a New York Times reporting team to win the Pulitzer Prize for International reporting. In the same year, he received the George Polk Award for health reporting, the World Press Photo multimedia 2nd Prize for short features, an Edward R. Murrow award for continuing coverage of the Ebola crisis, and was nominated for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. In 2013, he was named 3rd place Multimedia Photographer of the year by POYi. As of Nov. 6, 2020, Ben joined VICE News as an International Correspondent.