New book to be published on 02 March 2023 by Ilex publishing. It will  also be published in the USA by Prestel Publishing,  Germany and Bulgaria. 

Benedict Brain is a UK-based photographer,  journalist and author. He balances his personal practice with writing about photography and running photography workshops and enrichment programmes. He is an award-winning journalist and writes a monthly column called The Art of Seeing. His first book, You Will Be Able to Take Great Photos By the End of this Book will be published by Ilex Press (Octopus Publishing) in March 2023.
Benedict is often seen on the judging panel of prestigious photo competitions and in 2020 he founded Potato Photographer of the Year.  Benedict travels internationally as a public speaker talking about the art and craft of photography and sits onThe Royal Photographic Society’s Licentiate distinctions panel.


Here are some snippets from the monthly column I write for Digital Camera Magazine. The basic premise is to write about an image from my personal practice  in a way that focuses more on WHY I made a photograph than how. It is more about ideas, motivation, creativity and seeing than apertures and shutter speeds etc.

Selected exhibitions

  • 2023: KG+2023, @ Bijuu, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2023: Paradise Found: New Visions of the Blackdown Hills, Thelma Hulbert Gallery , Honiton, Devon, UK
  • 2018: Evolving Landscapes,  Oxo Tower Wharf, London, UK
  • 2017: Alternative Facts, 44AD Artspace, Bath, UK
  • 2016:Utopia:Dystopia, Fringe Arts Bath, The Walcot Chapel, Bath, UK
  • 2016: Storylines, Photo Bath , 44AD Artspace, Bath, UK
  • 2009: RWA Open Exhibition 2009, Bristol, UK
  • 2004:Tanqueray Ten Exhibition, Art Center South Florida, Miami Beach USA
  • 2004:The Wall, The Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Wynwood, Miami (with Denise Perry)

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