Benji Bear

Photography Intern

Benji is a Detroit Free Press freelancer whose work has been featured news sources around the world, such as The Huffington Post, Upworthy, NowThis, The Detroit Free Press, The Independent, and others.  He has also been featured in galleries across the country, including the Parsons School of Design, the Department of Education in Washington, and Carnegie Hall.  In 2015, Benji was one of 16 out of 300,000 applicants to receive the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Gold Senior Portfolio award while also receiving a YoungArts photography award.  Benji also photographs for two departments at the University of Michigan: The Center for Entrepeneurship and The English Language Institute, as well as for Sperry and SHEI fashion magazine.