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Benjamin Petit

Benjamin Petit ('19)

photojournalist and co-director, #Dysturb, New York

Benjamin Petit is the co-director of #Dysturb, a nonprofit formed by photojournalists driven by the desire to make visual information freely accessible to a wider audience by pasting large news images in city streets. He has led campaigns in several city hubs, teaming up with organizations such as the United Nations, the European Parliament, the Magnum Foundation, Foam museum and Instagram. His photojournalistic work is focused on social inequality and climate change-related issues. He covered the Arab Spring aftermath in Yemen and the refugee crisis in Lebanon, and he documented climate refugees in the Dominican Republic. His work has been published in many publications, including The New York Times, Stern, Le Figaro and Paris Match.