Ben C. Solomon is a Pulitzer Prize-winning documentary filmmaker, cinematographer and correspondent.

Ben spent nine years as the New York Times' first international multimedia correspondent, based in Cairo, Istanbul, Nairobi, and Bangkok. Later, he was the inaugural Filmmaker-in-Residence for FRONTLINE on PBS before joining VICE in 2020. He has reported from over 60 countries and documented most of the major wars of the past decade.

He started his career as an intern for The New York Times before moving to Egypt in 2011 to work as a freelancer, covering the uprisings in Egypt, Libya, and Syria. Since then, he has covered a variety of conflicts, including the war in Syria, the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the war against ISIS in Iraq, the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, and the war in Ukraine. In 2022, he was one of the first Western journalists to interview Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a hidden bunker during the opening weeks of the invasion.

In 2015, Ben was a part of a New York Times reporting team to win the Pulitzer Prize for International reporting. In the same year, he received the George Polk Award for health reporting, the World Press Photo multimedia 2nd Prize for short features, an Edward R. Murrow award for continuing coverage of the Ebola crisis, and was nominated for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. In 2019, he was awarded an Emmy for his coverage of the conflict in Congo and won two more for his coverage from Afghanistan in 2021.

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