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Richard Mead Atwater Benson (November 8, 1943 – June 22, 2017) was an American photographer, printer, and educator who used photographic processing techniques of the past and present."He is perhaps best known for his innovations in photographic offset printing techniques and, later, ink-jet printing."Benson was awarded two Guggenheim Fellowships and a MacArthur Fellowship. His work is held in the collections of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art.
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A photographer and printmaker who embraced the use of offset printing as a fine-art technique for photographic prints. He authored a book, The Printed Picture, about photographic printing processes, and taught at Yale for over 30 years. He acted as dean of the art school there from 1996 to 2006. He was a MacArthur fellow in 1986 and received two Guggenheim fellowships.
Artist, Author, Professor, Printer, Photographer
Richard Benson, Chip Benson, Richard Mead Atwater Benson
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  • Photography at MoMA: 1960 to Now Hardcover, 368 pages
  • Richard Benson: North South East West Hardcover, 128 pages

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