Ben Guez was born in Leningrad and immigrated to Chicago with his family at the age of 9. His first encounter with photography and cinema was in early childhood through his father, a theatre and film photographer in Russia.

Since studying Latin American history at the University of Arizona, he has continuously immersed himself in both large metropolises and isolated hamlets of the Americas. He is particularly interested in situations that blend non-fiction with poetry. He currently resides in San Francisco.

photo by Katherine Franklin