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III, from the Touro Synagogue

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  • Artist:
    Benson, Richard
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  • Medium:
    Gelatin silver print
  • Dimensions:
    image: 12 5/16 in x 9 7/8 in; paper: 25 3/4 in x 19 3/4 in
  • Credit Line:
    Gift of the Brandler Family


About the Photographer

Benson, Richard

American, 1943-2017

Richard Benson was a photographer, educator and pioneer of printing technologies. He traveled extensively throughout the United States capturing photos with an 8 x 10 view camera, and later a digital camera. Benson authored noted publications such as The Face of Lincoln (1979), The Work of Atget (4 volumes, 1981-85) and over a dozen Lee Friedlander monographs (1970-1991) and printed photographs for Irving Penn, Walker Evans, Paul Strand, and many others. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO; the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; the Metropolitan Museum and Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY; among others. He served as the dean of the Yale School of Art between 1996 and 2006.