Ben Rusnak

Benjamin Rusnak is a humanitarian photojournalist. Since 2000, he has documented poverty in the Caribbean and Latin America for Food For The Poor, one of the largest international relief and development agencies in the United States, based in Coconut Creek, FL. He brought a decade of newspaper experience to telling the stories of those in need in the developing world.

His work has been recognized by Pictures of the Year International, the Best of Photojournalism, the International Photography Awards, the New York Photo Awards, Photo District News, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, the Alexia Foundation and the China International Press Photo Contest. In 2010, Rusnak won InterAction’s Effective Assistance in Humanitarian Photography Award. In 2008, Rusnak tied himself for first place to win the prestigious Gordon Parks Award. In 2009, his exhibition Dreams & Tempests premiered as part of the citywide festival, Atlanta Celebrates Photography and has traveled to California, Washington, D.C., Virginia and Florida. His photographs are represented by ZUMA Press.

Rusnak grew up in suburban Washington, D.C., where he developed an interest in topics beyond American borders and a passion for the plight of those less fortunate. He lives in Boca Raton, FL, with his wife and fellow newspaper refugee, Susan Bryant.

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