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composer anthony cheung for the chicago reader and agenda magazine

Posted on: October 5th, 2016 by Ben Gebo | No Comments

I was contacted by the Chicago Reader to photograph composer Anthony Cheung. The Reader is similar to the Boston Phoenix in it’s appeal and readership. It was my first job for the publication. Anytime I have a new client, I try to above and beyond expectations in response to nerves.


Here’s Anthony. Shot on-location on a sunny day at Brown University in Providence. Here is the article where it appeared.



For editorial shoots, regardless of how many photos the photographer takes, the editors always want to know what else was shot.


For format, alignment with the vibe of the article and consistency with the publication, it’s important to shoot as many different moods and compositions to make it easier for the magazine.




Posted on: January 6th, 2016 by Ben Gebo | No Comments

For Christmas and New Year’s, I traveled to Ecuador to visit the Galapagos Islands. It was Act I of my three part trip in South America. I snorkeled with turtles and sea lions, visited lava caves, ate fish caught an hour before, met amazing travelers and had endless synchronicities.

The main purpose of my trip down here is to work on a project related to quinoa in Puno, Peru. That’s about as much information I’m able to release right now. Until my next update, please have a look at some photographs of the beautful Galapagos Islands.

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fall issue of colloquy

Posted on: December 2nd, 2014 by Ben Gebo | No Comments

I have had the fortunate experience to work with Harvard University for nearly five years. I shoot for a lot of schools in the Boston area, but Harvard has given me the opportunity to meet with some of the most forward thinking minds in the world. Over the course of a month, I photographed nine people for the latest issue of the Harvard GSAS alumni magazine Colloquy. The portraits spanned five sections in the magazine!

Each subject I photographed worked in a wide range of fields. Being able to talk about terminal illness with hospital chaplain Austin Lee Campbell for the Future of Study of Religion article or the advances in interactive learning with Erik Bauch and Georg Kucsko, I was excited to see exactly how these great minds are allowing us to experience the world in a new way.


Jun Song





Austin Lee Campbell

Anne Monius

Mara Block
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Erik Bauch

Georg Kucsko



Karen Thornber




Morgan Ng
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Victoria Addona

alex pentland for deloitte review

Posted on: November 10th, 2014 by Ben Gebo | No Comments

I was recently published in Deloitte Review for portraits I took of the most cited computer scientist in the world. Alex Pentland is also an entrepreneur, teacher and the director of MIT’s Dynamics Lab.


I was only allowed twenty minutes to work with him in between talks he was giving at the MIT Media Lab. That is never enough time, but I tend to thrive with limitations, as long as I plan accordingly.

ben_gebo_deloitte_sandy-03ben_gebo_deloitte_sandy-02I spent a couple hours reading about Alex’s work and watching his interviews. It’s important to know as much about your subject as possible before the first shutter is opened on the shoot. Otherwise, the quality and success of the photographs are in jeopardy and the lack of confidence and preparation is subtly highlighted in each frame. I was ready to talk to Alex about his work with the physics of our social environment, only to have him change the subject immediately and share stories about his cross-country motorcycle trip.

ben_gebo_deloitte_sandy-04I don’t ever force things on a shoot or ever ask my subject to smile. I try to maintain a loose, fun atmosphere and let our conversation determine the vibe and feeling of the photos. Alex was a pleasure to work with and seemed like he’d been through the media gauntlet before. Taking little direction, he appeared photogenic and gave a friendly attitude. You can view some of Alex’s amazing work here.