Ben C. Solomon

A journalist and documentary maker, and foreign correspondent for the New York Times.

His career began in 2010 as an intern with the New York Times. In 2011 he set out to the Middle East to report on the uprisings in Egypt, Libya and Syria. From that time on he has systematically concerned himself with the problems of the Middle East.

Solomon also covers events in Africa and the countries of the former Soviet Union. He has filmed for example about the war in Syria, ivory poaching and the Ebola epidemic in Africa and the conflict in Ukraine. From 2011 he has reported from Syria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, the Lebanon, South Sudan, Nigeria, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Chad, Niger, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Kenya, Russia, Ukraine, Malawi, Lesotho, Turkey and Ethiopia.

Solomon was part of the New York Times team which in 2015 won a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. In the same year he won the George Polk Award for health reporting and the Edward R. Murrow Award for continuing coverage of the Ebola crisis. He was nominated for the Livingston Award for young journalists. In 2016 he won the first prize at World Press Photo in the category Innovative Storytelling for the multimedia project ‘The Displaced’ about people who had to leave their homes due to war and persecution. For this project in 2016 he also won the Grand prix at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.