As the son of a successful commercial still photographer in Chicago, Cinematographer Ben Kufrin grew up assisting his father George and shooting his own subjects early on. His first published photo appeared in a Chicago weekly magazine when Kufrin was just 10 years old.

During college, Kufrin's studies focused on art, film, photography and journalism, which lead him to work as a freelance photojournalist for Chicago's Tribune and Sun-Times, Associated Press and United Press International.

Cinematography however remained Kufrin's focus so after camera-assisting and shooting on various Chicago film productions, he moved to Los Angeles to further pursue his filmmaking passion.

Since becoming a Director of Photography, his work has taken him to locations on five continents and articles spotlighting his cinematography have been featured in numerous industry publications such as KODAK's InCamera magazine, P3 Production Update, WidescreenReview, High Def magazine and International Cinematographers Guild Magazine.

Over the years his cinematography in television movies has been seen on Lifetime, Fox Family, Showtime and The Movie Channel networks. His imagery for independent features have given Kufrin a diverse body of work helping to earn best picture prizes for many of the films he has shot including San Francisco's Indiefest for "Jimmy & Judy," New York Latino Film Fest for "ESL:English As A Second Language" and the Monaco International Film Festival for "Happy In The Valley," to name a few.

His lensing of the hip-hop music-driven urban drama "Filly Brown" brought great recognition when it premiered at the 2012 Sundance International Film Festival. The film helped to launch the career of its lead, Gina Rodriguez to 'Jane The Virgin', and included outstanding performances by veteran costars Lou Diamond Phillips and Edward James Olmos. "Filly Brown" later enjoyed a nationwide theatrical release when it was bought and distrubted by LionsGate the following year. 2013 also saw Kufrin's work appear at the South By Southwest Film Festival with the premiere of the psychological thriller, "Enter The Dangerous Mind" (formerly 'SNAP' ) starring Jake Hoffman and Niki Reed which later had its theatrical release in February,2015.

Kufrin's latest work was just seen in the feature, "The Bounce Back" a rom-com he lensed starring Shemar Moore, Nadine Velazquez and Bill Bellamy which enjoyed a nation- wide theatrical release this past December 2016 and just recently on DVD & Digital HD. The film proudly marks Kufrin's fifth collaboration with Director Youssef DeLara and Producers Amir DeLara and Victor Teran.