Ben Hillyer is a photographer, designer and architect in Natchez, Mississippi.

For the past 20 years he has worked for the local community newspaper, The Natchez Democrat, documenting the people, places and events of southwest Mississippi. Starting as a staff photographer, he has worked in various capacities, including visual editor, creative director and other editorial roles.

His editorial work has appeared in regional and national publications including the Christian Science Monitor and the New York Times. His fine art work has been featured in galleries across the southeast and on book covers, including New York Times best-selling author Greg Iles’ books “Turning Angel” and “True Evil.”

I photograph with a Nikon D-750 primarily and sometimes with an Apple iPhone 12Plus. The photograph in the show was photographed with my Nikon D-750 and a 200mm Nikon lens.