Ben Scolaro

2020 American Advertising Federation Young Person of the Year

Many photographers create beautiful images.
Ben Scolaro goes further.

With a diverse background which straddles the line between marketing and art, Ben masterfully unites form and function, producing results by resonating at a core emotional level.

Ben's experience across the full spectrum of the marketing process, from high-level strategy to the granular details of design and copywriting, makes him the ideal collaborator and a force multiplier.

His photography reflects this experience, with every creative choice tailored to the target audience, strategic message, and broader brand narrative.

With clients in the healthcare, arts, nonprofit, and higher education sectors as well as a variety of publications, Ben approaches each project with a deep personal commitment to use art to connect, unite, inspire, and provide a deeper sense of meaning to our lives.


"Ben tells our story like nobody else can."
—David Adame, President & CEO, Chicanos Por La Causa

"Ben, you are a going the extra mile and getting these photographs for us is so appreciated. Thank you so much. It shows real professionalism and drive."
—Helen Fitzwilliam, Financial Times Magazine

"Ben's creativity and desire to exceed expectations makes him an asset on any team. He has a strong understanding of the technical process and can take projects from abstract concepts to perfectly packaged, print-ready files that come to life on press. He's receptive to edits and is imaginative when limitations arise. Ben’s passion for design makes printing fun and I always look forward to the projects we work on together."
—Violet Ponce, Prisma Graphics

Ben on assignment with Ronnie 2K of 2K Games, Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns, and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. Photo Credit: Joel Angel Juarez/The Republic


2020 Phoenix Metro ADDY Awards

  • Young Person of the Year
  • Best of Show
  • Judges' Choice (2 of 3)
  • Illustration (Gold)
  • Book Design (Gold)
  • Integrated Media Bro Bono Campaign (Gold)
  • Pro Bono Annual Report (Gold)
  • Pro Bono Brochure/Sales Kit (Gold)

2020 District 12 Regional ADDY Awards

  • Bro Bono Campaign (Gold)
  • Bro Bono Annual Report (Gold)
  • Book Design (Silver)

Telly Awards

  • "Our Big Story" (Gold)
  • "Alex's Story" (Silver)


  • Financial Times Magazine
  • International Musician Magazine
  • Arizona Physician Magazine
  • The Arizona Republic/
  • KJZZ (NPR Affiliate)
  • Phoenix New Times
  • The Arizona Daily Star/
  • The Phoenix Business Journal


  • Greenfield Dynamics
  • Kitchell
  • SD Crane Builders
  • SPS+ Architects
  • Maricopa County Medical Society
Higher Education
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Arizona
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Maricopa Community Colleges
  • Pima Community College
  • Mattweb Music (Emmy Award-winning composition studio)
  • PRA Publishing
  • The Leading Tone
  • Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC)
  • Donor Network of Arizona
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)