Ben Burgess is a multidisciplinary artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Known for his documentary practice, he utilizes photography and writing as a process of cultural understanding. Exercising an anthropological approach his work not only examines what’s in front of the lens, but what occurs around the camera. Thus recognising the performative action of photographing as an integral part of the work. Ben completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography) at RMIT University in 2016. He has since had solo exhibitions in Australia and participated in group shows both in Canada and Brazil. In early 2017 he took part in an artist residency at Despina in Rio de Janeiro.