About


Ben Yan (严嘉浩) is a Chinese-American street photographer. An immigrant and nomad, Ben's proclivity for self-reflection led him to use the camera as a visual journal for contemplations of individuality and belonging. 

The subjects of Ben's images are often anonymous strangers captured candidly, without the intrusion of perceived privacy. Like stills from an unfamiliar movie, Ben's photographs depict scenes striking a balance between clarity and ambiguity that invite the viewer to create cohesive narratives based on their own life experiences.

Ben is a FUJIFILM Student of Storytelling and the founder of Beyond the Frame Collective. His work has been featured by FUJIFILM, Kalliope, PSU SoVA, Rangefinder Magazine, and PHOTOPLUS+.  


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