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  1. ann

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    am helping a gallery intown with some research, any aware of famous or not so famous photographers named Ben?
     
  2. laz

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    Ann, at first I laughed at this. Then I remembered that hanging at home I have an awesome panoramic shot of a heard of elk. I think the photographer was Ben something, I'll check when I get home.

    But why "Ben"? what information or photographs does this galley have that has them looking for Bens?
     
  3. ann

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    they are doing a show called "the Ben", the work or the artist will have the name ben included someplace .

    It is not just photos, but a variety of media. they asked me if i knew of any photo "Bens".

    thanks for checking .
     
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    er......okay. Interesting curatorial approach....and this gallery is where?
     
  5. ann

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    atlanta ga.
     
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    My suggestion for next show for this gallery: doing a show called "the Norm", the work or the artist will have the name norm included someplace.

    Could send you loads of stuff :tongue:

    Good luck though with the show -
    Norm
     
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    Ben Shahn was a "famous" photographer for the FSA
    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fsahtml/fachap01.html
    Also a painter etc....
    I did a search for ben photographer and got a ton of websites for photographers with the first name of Ben.
    Hope that helps
     
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    thanks, i will pass the word along about the google option and this name.

    Use computer dumbies never think about google. :smile:
     
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    Would you like to use one of mine? Just call me Ben "Paul" Sorensen.

    If you will pay enough, I can have my name legally changed! :D
     
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    Um, hello?
     
  11. Paul Sorensen

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    Damn, I knew someone would beat me to it. :smile:
     
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    I just got home and checked the panoramic by the "Ben" I mentioned this morning. The photographer's full name is Ben Sheffield, has anyone ever heard of him?

    The photo I have is dated 1909 and the scene is a herd of Elk in the western US or perhaps even Alaska? It's a beauty measuring about 10x36"

    -Bob
     
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    Darn, I was going to tell you my middle name is Ben but then someone beat me to it. Besides you would never believe me. Oh well....
     
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    Not so famous

    Not so famous, Plural or possesive, maybe this helps,

    rangeoflightphotography.com
     
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    uhmmmmmmmmmm..... */hustle, hustle, hustle
    my official nickname is ben, even BIG and BLUE, all in one convenient package :D .

    But you would have to wait a little for the show ... call me back in about 10 or 20 years, then I might (make that SHOULD) be famous, stinking rich, excentric beyond belief, and only do art on the weekends on PBS :smile:


    Cheers,
    Chris, aka big_ben_blue