Ben Cleeton, a documentary photographer based out of Syracuse, NY, works to challenge ethnic stereotypes perpetuating race-based segregation and violence. Funded by the Renée Crown University Honors Program, Cleeton photographed the African Diaspora in Guangzhou, China and the Chinese Diaspora in Accra, Ghana, capturing images of daily life in conditions of plenty and paucity. He is currently shooting a story about prison and its effects on family relationships on the Westside of Syracuse. Passionate about music and video, he is the photographer and videographer for the band Good Kids.