Ben Russell

After over 30 years as a freelance commercial photographer working for corporate, editorial, and nonprofit clients, Ben Russell started a second career as a high school art teacher. He teaches visual art, black and white film photography, and digital photography at the High School of Fashion Industries in New York City. Russell also teaches at the International Center of Photography and the Fashion Institute of Technology. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Ben Russell

Teaching Creativity: Making Art In A Pandemic

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2021

Teachers at two New York City public high schools share work made by their students during the pandemic. Students turned their lenses inward and made work exploring domestic life—sharing their photography with family and friends during this challenging school year.

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Teaching Creativity: A Case for Art Education

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
 archive : 2020

We wish to highlight the work of the New York City Department of Education arts educators. By exhibiting our student’s works, we hope to add to the conversation on education policy, and shout out that: ART EDUCATION IS A NECESSARY RIGHT FOR ALL STUDENTS!

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Identity and Fashion

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Our exhibition features large prints–collaborations between our Fashion Design and Photography students, which include statements about the creative process.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Ben Russell

Sep 182021

Fall 2021 Educator Lab: Peer Exchange In The Park

Produced and Hosted by Photoville Education

Proudly supported in partnership by PhotoWings and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment

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Sep 222013

Exposure Basics

Are your images washed out? too dark, Blurry? This seminar will cover the principles of light and exposure and how they react with your camera. We’ll cover shooting modes such as program, aperture and shutter priority, and manual mode, as well as different metering techniques and when to use them.

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