Ben Mancino is a photographer, MCLA graduate, and resident artist of North Adams. Since early in life, Ben has seen the world in terms of photographs waiting to be captured. Ben traces the start of his photography career to 7th grade. A decade later, passion has evolved into vocation. Ben Mancino Photography offers a wide range of products and services: event photography, weddings, family portraits, greeting cards, and matted metallic prints. Ben’s tagline speaks to his confidence in his product: “If I am not already your favorite photographer, you have not seen enough of my pictures yet.”
Ben’s work is eclectic, but one common theme is the beauty to be found in the ordinary. Ben’s photography is reflective, and often celebratory, of the natural and human scenes it captures. Ben has always been fascinated by the often-overlooked details of everyday life — which, in his experience, are often the freshest sources of meaning and fulfillment. Ben’s photographic perspective urges the viewer to refocus on the world around them.
Ben received his BA in Arts Management from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2014. His work has been published in MCLA’s Literary and Art Magazine (“Spires”), Labyrinth Art and Literature Magazine, the Times Union Newspaper, and the Beacon Massachusetts Wildlife magazine. He work has been shown at MCLA, Troy Night Out, the Long Lake Library in Long Lake, NY, PUBLIC in North Adams, and the Becket Art Center in Becket, MA. In July of 2014, Ben won his first international wildlife photography award, “Shoot the Wild.”
Already an established member of our North Adams community, Ben eventually hopes to open a storefront and gallery space in downtown for photographic works. Up to this point in his career, Ben has focused solely on creating photographs and is reaching the point where he realizes the importance of business development. With the help of his A4A training and funds, he hopes to seek out new art markets and share the portfolio that he has carefully built over the last decade.
To see more of Ben’s work, check out his website.