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Benjamin Petit

Benjamin Petit ('19)

photojournalist and co-director, #Dysturb, New York
bpetit@stanford.edu

Exploring innovative forms of news delivery, mostly through immersive installations and performances in the public space.

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.

Inside Story

Posts by Benjamin

How to engage teenagers with the news

Going into schools to mix street art, journalism and media literacy (5 minute read)

How to foster audience engagement when delivering news in the public space?

Promoting interactions and viral distribution via immersive, physical experience, collaboration, and social media (6 minute read)

Delivering news using the most basic social media: the streets

Occupying the public space as a way to reconnect with a disillusioned audience (7 minute read)

Read @bendophoto on Medium.

Information on this page is from the fellowship year.