Director of Photography
Ben Powell aims to tell stories with humility and heart. Compelled to view the world through a lens since he was old enough to hold a camera, Ben has amassed a body of award winning work that has premiered at film festivals across the country. He began his career as a cinematographer, later going on to direct his best known film, BARGE which documents America’s most industrious waterway and the people who live in it.
For GOOGLE, Ben worked as a Director of Photography managing camera crews on shoots in Seattle, India, Japan, and Canada. He’s currently working as a contributing cinematographer for the New York Times.
After living in Austin, TX for 12 years, Ben now resides in the Mississippi Delta – the place he grew up – where he works collaboratively making movies, teaching, and learning the art of filmmaking.