I was born in Vancouver in 1971 to an anthropologist mother and a sociologist father. I grew up partly in Vancouver and partly in Hong Kong. Encouraged at an early age to take photographs, my work is strongly documentary and enthnographic in character. I live in Vancouver, and shoot projects primarily in Canada and Asia.

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Somewhere in south India, 1998.

Nong Het, Laos.  November 2007.
Nong Het, Xieng Khouang Province, Laos. Photo by Jeremy Tan


Recent subjects:
PSI (Population Services International) Thailand, Laos, Cambodia
Golden West Humanitarian Foundation Cambodia
Vancouver Canadians Minor League Baseball Canada
Luang Prabang Children's Cultural Centre Laos
MAG (Mines Advisory Group): All-female Team Laos
NEED-Burma Thailand
Temples of Angkor Cambodia

I shoot for Population Services International (PSI) and Momentum Magazine

I shoot with:
Leica M6
Leica M2
Bessa R4M
Nikon D700
Nikon F100

My soulmates:


Rachel, December 2004

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    NateVenture says:

    "I've never met Ben, but he's been an inspiration and is better than a fixer at sharing information on the happening places. He introduced me to the Rock Bar, Vinh and Sue, Rick and several other people, places and venues that changed my life forever. Hopefully I'll get to buy him a beer next time he gets a house pass to Southeast Asia!"

    April 24th, 2011

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    bigheadjer says:

    "Apart from taking great pictures, he's also not a bad travel buddy: farts only sparingly, will eat most anything, cries when he sees puppies."

    February 17th, 2008

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    rorytait says:

    "Ben's photos are getting so good I think he must be an art school dropout."

    February 20th, 2006

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    stet says:

    "I'm bummed that Ben isn't the guy in his RFF avatar."

    November 26th, 2005

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    The Finding Princess says:

    "Ben aka sockeyed (who knew?) is great company at a picnic and enjoys watching old monster movies. He is much loved by babies...and has been known to charm them out of other people's arms...Therefore, if you don't know Ben, you should."

    August 4th, 2005

Ben D. Johnson
September 2004
Vancouver, Canada
I am:
Male and Taken
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