Gen Benjamin is a graduate of Winona School of Professional Photography and a Past President of Suffolk Professional Photographers. She has owned and operated a successful photography business since 1977. Gen is co-owner of First Light Photography and along with her partner Bill Rudock they travel the world teaching photographic workshops on landscape and wildlife photography. Her images have received numerous awards including inclusion in North American Nature Photography Association Expressions magazine. She has had her images featured as Editors Pick in Nature Scapes Wildlife Gallery. In addition Gen’s images have been featured in a monthly digital newsletter, been used in numerous calendars as well as many other publications. One of her images was chosen as image of the year by her fellow nature photographers. Gen is a sought after speaker and has given talks on wildlife photography for camera clubs and libraries. The National Parks Service for their National Parks Week Celebration chose Gen as their keynote speaker. Gen combines her love of wildlife and nature along with her passion for photography to create images that speak to us of the beauty and diversity of the natural world as well as to bring recognition for our human role in preserving and protecting“ all God’s creatures and wonders”.