Photojournalist Ben Garvin produced a moving video portrait of homeless youth Russell Daye for the Do 1 Thing project in March. This month he was awarded first place by the National Press Photographer’s Association for the video.
Props to Ben Garvin and the rest of the photographers and videographer’s who continue to produce outstanding work to raise awareness for the more than 1.3 million homeless youth in America.
See Ben’s video here:
BEN GARVIN is a staff photojournalist (stills, video, audio) for the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minnesota. His work has appeared in Time Magazine, Newsweek, People, US News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and others. He has been a featured speaker for the National Press Photographers Association and numerous colleges and universities. His recognitions include 2007 Minnesota Photographer of the Year and first place awards in audio slideshow, video, and still categories from the National Press Photographers Association, the Minnesota Press Photographers Association, the Associated Press and the Society for Newspaper Design. He earned a degree in visual journalism from the Rochester Institute of Technology and, before moving to Minnesota, worked for the Christian Science Monitor in Boston and the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire where he was named 3-time New Hampshire photographer of the year. Mr. Garvin lives in South Minneapolis with his wife Jessica and two boys.