Benjamin Poulton (b. 1979) is an artist based in Vancouver, Canada. His photographs investigate the dynamic relationship of architectural forms, textures and geometries with liminal and almost decontextualized human moments in time, ultimately revealing the elusive and emotionally charged juncture between form and feeling, subject and space, and what has happened and what is yet to occur.
Originally from Montreal, Poulton's interest in photography developed in his early twenties while attending college. After graduation, he went on to pursue a career as a professional outdoor adventure guide. Spending a decade climbing, whitewater rafting and big-mountain snowboarding in the British Columbia, Yukon and Alaska backcountry.
Currently, he is completing his BA (Arts and Social Science) at Simon Fraser University while studying photography (Since 2014) under the mentorship of local art photographers Russ and Wendy Kwan. He has also attended Langara College in Vancouver, honing his studio darkroom practice. To date, his work has been shown at the Remington Gallery, Interurban Gallery and Gallery 49. He is a recipient of two Vancouver Foundation Arts Grants and was selected for the Salt Spring National Art Prize.