I’ve been shooting photography for almost 20 years. It all started because of my procrastinating ways in high school. I was put into a black and white photography class because I waited too long to register for a class that I really wanted. At first, I truly didn’t care for the class, it wasn’t until I got into the darkroom when things began to change. It was a magical feeling seeing my first photo come to life in the developer.
After high school, my family got me my first camera and I have never been without one since. I took every photography class available in college. I found that I really enjoyed photojournalism and shot the college team sports and events for the newspaper. After college, I went to distribution and was lucky enough to meet an owner of a regional combat sports website. I covered boxing, MMA, kickboxing, as well as doing portraits and some light video editing.
Whenever possible, I shoot combat sports, portraits, and events for various websites as well as our own Harvey Milk Photo Center and Park and Rec. I also like to dabble in Street documentary as well as and anything that looks interesting to the eye.
– Ben Iliili
Exhibit Dates: Aug 27, 2018- Nov 2, 2018
Opening Reception: 4:30pm – 6:30pm Oct. 11, 2018
Location: McLaren Lodge, 501 Stanyan Street, San Francisco
Gallery Hours at McLaren Lodge:
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
Curator: Dave Christensen, Director of Harvey Milk Photo Center
Featured Photo Credit: Steve Abbott