My name is Ben Walton.
Thanks for taking some time to look at my work.
I am currently a senior at the University of Missouri studying Journalism with an emphasis in Photojournalism while earning a minor in Business Marketing. I am the head photographer for the Mizzou Athletics Department and an active member of the Mizzou Triathlon Team.
Sports have always been an enormous passion of mine. From little league baseball to High School basketball to collegiate triathlon, I have always found myself in some sort of athletic competition. I hope all of that experience shows through in my photography.
Notable Life Achievements and Honors Include:
- Finished my first sprint triathlon with a time of 1:27:37 and was voted
"Best Smile" by my teammates.
- Earned a third consecutive summer internship at Sports Illustrated.
- Successfully put my hand up Kevin Durant's shirt while holding a
conversation about the FIFA World Cup.
- Lead The Wombats (collegiate intramural flag-football team) through
a deep playoff run as starting QB.
- Successfully navigated my way home after getting tragically lost in the middle of Amman, Jordan.
- Started my first High School basketball game as a 6' 4" junior shooting guard.
- Shot my first ever football game (Waxahachie Indians vs. Midlothian Panthers) as a contributor of the Waxahachie Daily Light.
- Hiked to the summit of Volcán Agua outside of Antigua, Guatemala with my dad and three brothers jumping over flowing streams of molten lava. (This really happened ^ )