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About the Founder

Minneapolis-based photojournalist and award-winning independent documentary filmmaker Ben Garvin founded Marathon Moment in 2021. Garvin spent more than 20 years as a newspaper photographer on assignment for the New York Times, Washington Post, Vice News, PBS Newshour, Pioneer Press, KARE 11 News and others.


His editorial work focuses on underrepresented communities and has earned several prestigious awards, including multiple Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards and his documentary film, Love Them First, earned an Alfred I. DuPont award from Columbia University.  


Authentic moments are the driver in all of Garvin’s work. As he writes, “marathons are, without a doubt, the only place on earth where I’m able to capture such a fantastic variety of human emotion. They are a joyful place to be in the world that never gets old.” For more about Ben, his work and his family, visit​


A 50th birthday. The sudden loss of a child. A woman in her second fight with breast cancer.  A 9-year-old with an unstoppable goal. Ben Garvin, founder of the new finish line photography company, Marathon Moment, captures all of the remarkable reasons why people put one foot in front of the other for 26.2 miles.  This is what Marathon Moment is all about.


Published Work & Articles


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