Photographer to present two lectures as Poynter Fellow

Ben Timpson with Poynter logo.

Photographer Ben Timpson will join the Yale community for two conversations at the Yale School of Art on Tuesday, Feb. 12 and Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively. The talks, titled “About Face” and “Metamorphosis,” will take place in Rm. G32 of Green Hall, 1156 Chapel St. The events are co-sponsored by the Undergraduate Photography Department.

Timpson specializes in interdisciplinary mediums, specifically the combination of photography, painting, and sculpture. Currently, he is serving as the studio coordinator for photography & new media at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. He has served in the position since May of 2016. Previously, he taught at Front Range Community College, Indiana University-Bloomington, Meeting Street Academy, and Trident Technical College.

Timpson has shown work in the United States and abroad. Recently, he had a solo show at the Colorado Mountain College/Aspen and at the Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition with juror Shannon Thomas Perich. He has also shown work in the SE Center for Photography in Greenville, South Carolina and the Black and White exhibition at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus distinguished reporters, editors and others who have made important contributions to the media. Among recent Poynter fellows are Laverne Berry, David Begnaud, and Charles Seife.

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