About

 
 
 

Morgahna Godwin
Founder of Benson Press

I grew up in a place called Athenree. It's a small sea-side town on the East Coast of the North Island in New Zealand. It's really pretty there.

This is the Gorge that leads into Athenree. Just beyond those hills is the ocean.

This is the Gorge that leads into Athenree. Just beyond those hills is the ocean.

After high school I went to university in a place called Hamilton. At university I studied micro-economics and marketing. This was incredibly boring; however, the university I attended had one of the best collections of art history books. Each day, after nauseating lectures about the allocation of scare resources, I would go to the library and read about Existentialism, Wordsworth, Studio54, and the New York art scene. 

Fast forward 3 years and I decided, at 20 years old, to move to New York City. I had no idea how much this city would kick my ass. I began working heavily in fashion and fashion publishing. I combined my knowledge of art history, writing, and marketing to gain an internship with the then Photo Director of ELLE Magazine (US).

The first photograph I ever took that meant anything was of Bill Cunningham at NYFW.

The first photograph I ever took that meant anything was of Bill Cunningham at NYFW.

While I was in New York I learnt as much as I could about the arts and its collision with the business sector. By the time I left New York I had started a little fashion magazine about my friends called Pearl & Hammer.

I came home to New Zealand in 2013 and began to build my craft within the graphic discipline. It wasn't long before I found myself in Melbourne Australia learning from some of the best designers in the Southern Hemisphere.

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
2017, Featured in ADOBE Illustrator Gallery
2016, Discovery Channel Intern finalist. 
2016, Featured in Behance Graphic Design Gallery. 
2016, Featured in Behance Global Gallery.