Ben Huff (b.1973) was born in LeClaire Iowa, migrated to Colorado in his 20's and moved to Fairbanks, Alaska in 2005. He currently lives, with his wife, in Juneau.

His first monograph, The Last Road North, was published by Kehrer Verlag in 2014. He's had solo exhibitions at the Pratt Museum, Alaska State Museum, Museum of the North and Newspace in Portland, Oregon. He was an artist-in-residence at Lightwork, in Syracuse New York, in 2014, awarded a Rasmuson Fellowship in 2016, and received Alaska Humanities Forum grants in 2015 and 2016, most recently for his ongoing work on the post-cold war military outpost on the Aleutian Island of Adak.

His photographs have been printed (commission and/or art) in The New York Times, PDN, Bloomberg Businessweek, Monocle, Russian Esquire, Modern Farmer, Budget Travel, Runner's World, Men's Journal, French Standard, MADE, Freeman's and Contact Sheet, among others. 

Ben is the founder of the independent publisher, Ice Fog Press.

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2015 The Last Road North - Newspace, Portland OR

2015 The Last Road North - Museum of the North at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks AK

2015 The Last Road North - Alaska Humanities Forum, Anchorage AK

2013 The Last Road North - Alaska State Museum, Juneau AK

2009 The Last Road North - Pratt Museum, Homer, AK

2008 You Can’t See Denali From Here - Well Street Art Co., Fairbanks, AK

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2013 10 Years of Alaskan Art, Alaska State Museum, Juneau AK

2013 Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, AK - Alaska Positive

2013 Itineraries Des Photographes Voyageurs, Bordeaux, France

2012 Alaska State Museum. Juneau, AK - Alaska Positive

2012 Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia

2012 Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, OR - Gravitational Pull

2011 Lishui Photo Festival, Lishui, China - American Life

2011 Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney - 100 Photographers 100 Portraits

2011 Snap! Orlando Festival, Orlando, FL - 100 Photographers 100 Portraits

2011 New York Photo Festival, Dumbo, NY - 100 Photographers 100 Portraits

2010 Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA - America Now

2010 Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC - 100 Photographers 100 Portraits

2010 Daniel Cooney Fine Art, NYC - Emerging Artists Auction

2010 Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK - 64th Parallel

2010 The Annex, Fairbanks, AK - Lens Fest

2009 Daniel Cooney Fine Art, NYC - Emerging Artists Auction

2009 Museum of the North, Fairbanks, AK - Renew: Fairbanks Cityscapes

2008 Alaska statewide traveling exhibition - Alaska Positive

2008 Alaska statewide traveling exhibition - Rarefied Light

2008 Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK - Northern Disclosure: Acquisitions of Contemporary Art

          in the Museum of the North Fine Art Collections, 2005-2008

2007 Gallery Bar, NYC - A Field Guide to the North American Family

2007 White Wall Gallery, Detroit MI - The Deadpan Show

 

Awards/Grants/Residencies:

2016 Artist Fellowship, Rasmuson Foundation

2016 Individual Artist Grant, Alaska Humanities Forum

2014 Light Work Artist Residency, Syracuse NY

2014 Individual Artist Grant, Alaska Humanities Forum

2013 nominated for Godowsky Jr. Color Photography Award

2012 Catalyst Grant, Juneau Arts and Humanities Council

2012 finalist, Critical Mass

2011 Connie Boochever Fellowship

2010 honorable mention, Blurb Photo Book Now

2010 finalist, Critical Mass

2009 Homer PhotoFest, juror’s choice - portfolio competition

2008 Project Grant, Rasmuson Foundation

 

Collections:

Light Work, Syracuse NY

Museum of the North, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK

Alaska State Museum, Juneau, AK


 

Monographs

The Last Road North, published by Kehrer Verlag

 

Compilation Books and Zines

Contact Sheet, Lightwork Annual, 2015

Petty Thieves #3, published by Empty Stretch

Problemata Physica Vol. 1, with essay by Andy Adams, published by Problemata Physica

Collect.Give, contributor catalog

America, Exhibition Catalog, Lishui Photo Festival, China

Collector’s Guide to Emerging Fine Art Photography, published by Humble Arts, NYC

America Now, exhibition catalog, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Mass.

 

Press, Interviews, Features, etc.:

Freeman's Literary Journal - October 2015

Contact Sheet, Lightwork Annual, September 2015

The Great Leap Sideways, interview with Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, July 2015

Photo District News, Photo Annual, Best Photobooks of the Year, June 2015

Anchorage Press, The Last Road North, May 2015

Aint-Bad Magazine, online, August 2014

Photo District News, Artist Book Spotlight, article by Conor Risch, August 2014

Photo District News, Fine Art Networking Tips, article by Conor Risch, print, July 2014

Art of Iowa, The Last Road North, interview, online, April 2014

Forum Magazine, The Last Road North, David Holthouse, print, Oct. 2013

MADE Quarterly, Feature: Ben Huff and The Last Road North, Amber Hourigan, print, Sept. 2013

Global Yodel, Alaskan Winters, Jesse Weinberg, online, May 27 2013

Alaska Dispatch, Alaska’s Dalton Highway according to Ben Huff, online, Katie Medred, Feb. 14 2013

Empty Stretch, online, Feb. 8 2013

SVARTA, online, Feb. 8, 2013

It’s Nice That, Into the Wild - Ben Huff takes the journey on The Last Road North, online, Ross Bryant, Dec. 5 2012

Time Lightbox, The Last Road North: Ben Huff’s Alaska, online, Valerie Lapinski, Dec. 4 2012

Loved and Found, The Last Road North, Sabine Cole, print, Nov. 2012

Fraction Magazine, Issue 37, David Bram, online, April 2012

Juneau Empire, Local photographer heads to China to show ‘The Last Road North’, Amy Fletcher, print, Oct. 27 2011

LPV Magazine, Ben Huff - The Last Road North, online Aug. 4, 2011

French Standard Magazine, Alaska’s Last Road North, print, July 2011

PDN, Due North, Conor Risch, print, Feb. 2011

Mull it Over,John Cherry, online, March 2010

Landscape Stories, Snow Blind, online Feb. 2010

Conscientious, Joerg Colberg, online, Feb 4 2010

Bureau of Land Management, Ben Huff Travels the Last Road North, online, Craig Mccaa, Jan. 29 2010

Unless You Will, Issue 9, online, Heidi Romano, Jan 9 2010

50 States Project, Alaska, Stuart Pilkington, 2010

Flak Photo, Andy Adams, online, 2008, 2011

Good Magazine, Picture Show: The Last Road North, online, Aug. 5 2009

NPR, The Picture Show: 50 States Project, online, Claire O’Neill, April 7 2009