Ben is a Visiting Lecturer in the photography program at GSU. He teaches Intro to Photography, Studio Foundations, and Film & Darkroom.
Ben Bowden Lee is an Atlanta based artist working primarily with Photography, but his work explores a wide range of media including text, installation, found imagery and found objects. Ben earned his BFA in Studio Art from Columbus State University in 2013 and his MFA in Photography from Georgia State University in 2017. Before graduating from GSU he was one of two finalists to earn the 2017 APG Student Prize, alongside fellow CSU artist Peyton Fulford. His work has been exhibited in numerous local Atlanta galleries such as Mint Gallery, Doppler Projects, Atlanta Photography Group, and Day & Night Projects, as well as nationally in places like Colorado Photographic Arts Center in Denver and Aqua Art Miami. His work has also been included in Atlanta Celebrates Photography’s Inspired Georgia publication in 2016, and work has been seen in online publications such as Burnaway and Aint-Bad Magazine.
After returning home as the artist-in-residence at the Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro, NC, Ben has been teaching photography at Georgia State University while continuing to make and exhibit work surrounding themes of tragedy, loss, and the often futile search for identity.