I am a writer and editor based in London. I’m currently deputy editor of Elephant, where I write, commission and edit stories that examine contemporary culture through the lens of art and design. Previously, I was editor-in-chief of POSTmatter, a magazine about modern life and culture in the digital age.
I am interested in how the creative industry operates, seeking out stories from behind the scenes. I also write a fortnightly column on politics and access in the art world. More generally, I cover issues relating to gender and sexuality; identity and diaspora; mental health and the internet.
I was nominated for Culture Journalist of the Year at the Words by Women Awards and was on the Art Night Open jury panel in 2019. I'm also the co-creator of Scenic Views, a magazine of overlooked interiors, with the photographer Lorena Lohr. From bars to cafes, airports to hotel lounges, it focuses on the places that often go unnoticed.
I am available for commissions, particularly exhibition and artist texts—get in touch at benson.e.louise [at] gmail [dot] com. If you have a question about Elephant magazine, it's l.benson [at] elephant [dot] art.
Painting by Chantal Joffe (Head of Louise, 2019)
Photo by Miguel Santa Clara