Ryan G. Beckman's photography started out as poetry. While living in New Brunswick, he purchased his first camera and started to examine the role of nature in urban landscapes. His work has developed from endless experimentation and been influenced by photographers Amanda Smith and Matthew Burns. In recent years, Beckman has focused on abandoned homes and factories in Binghamton, New York. These locations serve as illustrations for both the destruction and the preservation of social memory. His work has been exhibited in galleries throughout New York and New Jersey as well as in Italy.