Ben C. Solomon


Ben C. Solomon is one of The New York Times's first foreign multimedia correspondents. He started his career in 2010 as an intern for the paper.


In 2011, he moved to the Middle East to cover the uprisings in Egypt, Libya and Syria. Since then, he has been constantly bouncing across the Middle East, Africa and the former Soviet Union, covering a variety of events and issues, including the youth in the Arab world, war in Syria, ivory poaching in Africa, the Ukrainian conflict, and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


Since 2011, Solomon has reported from Syria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Lebanon, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Niger, Chad, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Kenya, Russia, Ukraine, Malawi, Lesotho, Turkey, and Ethiopia.


In 2015, Solomon was a member of The New York Times reporting team that won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. In the same year, for his coverage of the Ebola crisis he received the George Polk Award for health reporting, the second prize for multimedia short features in the World Press Photo contest and an Edward R. Murrow award, and was nominated for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. In 2013, he came third in the Multimedia Photographer of the Year contest organized by POYi.



Hong Kong Baptist University