About Benjamin C Tankersley

Benjamin C Tankersley earned his BFA in Photography from the Corcoran School of Art in 1999. He is a Documentary and commercial/editorial photographer whose work explores places, spaces and the people who inhabit them.

While forging plans to begin a lucrative career in the photography art world, he worked as a photo assistant and fell in love with the challenges and excitement of commercial and editorial photography.  Currently working as a freelance photographer, Benjamin C Tankersley enjoys the variety of one day photographing the daily life of a dairy farmer to photographing a collection of homemade knives confiscated from prisoners the next. Whether working on assignment or for a personal project, he strives to find the story in every person, place or thing and produce images that translate his experiences to the viewer.   Benjamin C Tankersley also teaches part time at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at George Washington University and resides in Baltimore Maryland.

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Reach him at 202-251-3482, via the email button, at ben@bentankersley.com or by submitting a form below.