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Benjamin Margalit - Photographer

Ben was born and raised on the Mediterranean where he swam and fished. Inspired by a Life magazine cover, Ben began photographing the many characters in his sea town. The winds changed direction and took Ben to Johannesburg, South Africa where he opened his first commercial photography studio and worked on ad campaigns for companies like Sotheby's, Bayer, Midas and Phillips. 

Another gust came and brought Ben to America for a photographic award and he serendipitously landed in Cleveland. Today, he calls Peninsula home with his wife, Lynn, whom he calls "darling", their two children and Jackie, the Jack Russell. Ben's favorite part of photographing people for Mimi's is building that trusting relationship so he can draw out a great expression that helps tell a story.