Ben Nelms

Staff Photographer

Ben Nelms is an award-winning photojournalist based in Vancouver, B.C.

Latest from Ben Nelms


Images from an election campaign like no other

A look back as B.C political parties wrap up their campaigns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Change is in the air as Vancouver falls deeper into autumn

Almost one month since the Autumn equinox and trees are starting to change.

Fog makes multi-day appearance in Metro Vancouver

People have been treated to misty early morning patches of fog throughout the Lower Mainland this week, but it won't last.

Masks, physical distancing, part-time classes: B.C. students get a taste of what's to come this year

As the province grapples with reopening schools, students are excited to see their friends — even if it's at a distance.

Walk among giants at this year's Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

Bring a friend and get lost in the 25 different varieties of sunflowers featured at this year's festival.

Grab your mask and start your engine for the PNE drive-thru experience

Fairgoers enjoy mini donuts, SuperDogs and live entertainers all from the seat of their car during the pandemic-modified PNE fair.

Eid al-Adha at a distance: Muslims in Vancouver find new ways to mark occasion amid COVID-19

Eid al-Adha is known for its large prayer gatherings, but this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Muslims are finding different ways to celebrate with friends and family.

Take a walk on the art side. Vancouver Pride Society unveils downtown art walkaround

The Vancouver Pride Society has six large scale art pieces scattered around the downtown created by local two-spirit, trans and queer artists. People are encouraged to walk from site to site with friends or family that are in their social bubble.

Out on the town? It looks a bit different now

As Metro Vancouver starts to make a comeback, its citizens are finding safe ways to enjoy the things they love.

A pressing issue: How pedestrians are getting inventive with the crosswalk button during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people interact with public spaces. A crosswalk button has become a puzzle for some pedestrians as they navigate through the city.

Can't get to confession? The church will find a way

Since their church doors closed due to COVID-19, priests at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Parish on Main Street in Vancouver are using their parking lot to take drive-thru and walk-in confessions before the Christian holiday of Good Friday.

Essential workers press on during COVID-19 pandemic

Police officers, paramedics and firefighters are top of mind when thinking of essential services. However, many other service workers are deemed crucial to British Columbians and many of them are adapting their work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Signs of the times spread messages of hope and support amid COVID-19 pandemic

As Vancouver experiences a vast shutdown of shops and businesses due to the novel coronavirus, messages of hope and sorrow are appearing around the city.

Socializing in the age of social distancing

As health officials and politicians order British Columbians to practice social distancing, Vancouver is finding new ways to mingle.

Vancouver public spaces empty out amid call for social distancing

Public spaces around the Lower Mainland see a drop in traffic amid a call for social distancing to stop the spread of coronavirus.