Ben Gray has been an award-winning, full-time photojournalist for a quarter century and a race-winning ultra-distance runner for the past eight years. #Runography is his personal project of combining his two passions to inspire, entertain and share his explorations. He is currently based in Jerusalem.
Photojournalism: Ben and his wife Adrainne are the communications coordinators at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, where Ben focuses on photos and videos of the schools, projects and churches of the ELCJHL. Prior to that, Ben was a photojournalist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 18 years, including four years running the photo department as the Visual Manager. He served on the board of directors of The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, the longest continuously operating photojournalism seminar in the United States, for eight years.
Running: Ben began running at the age of 39 and ran his first race shortly after turning 40. In the eight years since, he has raced road and trail marathons and ultramarathons, including two 100-mile races. He generally finishes in the top 10% and has scored several first- and second-place overall finishes. He has run races throughout the US and in Slovakia, Romania, Palestine, Israel and Thailand.
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