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BEN GARVIN is an independent photojournalist and filmmaker based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was the co-director, cinematographer, and editor for the Alfred I. duPont award-winning film, Love Them First, now available on Amazon Prime and YouTube.


His new website will be launching in fall 2021. In the meantime, Garvin is working on a number of new documentary projects and is also accepting assignments for film, still photography, director of photography, producing, and editing. He is fully equipped with two Canon Cinema 4k cameras, audio, and lighting and can edit and deliver high-quality work quickly.


Garvin studied creative writing at the University of Arkansas before earning a BFA in Visual Journalism with a minor in philosophy from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. He worked as a newspaper still photographer at the St. Paul Pioneer Press from 2003-2014 and as a photojournalist for NBC affiliate, KARE11 News from 2015-2020. He's been named Minnesota Journalist of the Year and Photographer of Year and has won multiple Emmy and Murrow awards for his work. Garvin lives in South Minneapolis with his wife Jessica and children Arthur, Lewis, Bailey, and Netta.