Richard Benson: A partial bibliography

An incomplete list of work by and about the photographer, printer and teacher Richard Benson (1943-2017).



Benson, Richard and Edward Ranney. Archaeology and the Shape of Time. Santa Fe, New Mexico: The Fisher Press, 2011. 

Benson, Richard and Peter Galassi. North South East West. New York: the Museum of Modern Art, 2011. 

Benson, Richard. The Printed Picture. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2008. 

----------. The Physical Print: A Brief Survey of the Photographic Process. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005. 

----------. A Yale Album: The Third Century. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000. 

Benson, Richard and John Szarkowski. A Maritime Album: 100 Photographs and Their Stories. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997. 

Benson, Richard, Lincoln Kirstein and Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Lay This Laurel.; an album on the Saint-Gaudens memorial on Boston Common, honoring Black and white men together, who served the Union cause with Robert Gould Shaw and died with him July 18, 1863. New York: Eakins Press, 1973. 


Articles and Essays

"Lee Friedlander and the Western Landscape." In Western LandscapesLee Friedlander.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016.  

"Afterword." In In the Picture: Self Portraits 1958-2011. Lee Friedlander. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011. 

Untitled text. In From Any Angle : Photographs from the Collection of Doris Bry. Ash Anderson and Paul Katz. New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 2008. 

"The Four Stages of Photography." In Nash Editions: Photography and the Art of Digital Printing. R Mac Holbert, Garrett White, Henry Gilmer Wilhelm. Berkeley, CA: New Riders, Nash Editions, 2007.

"Working with Lee." In Friedlander. Lee Friedlander and Peter Galassi. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2005. 436-443. 

"Foreword." In As We Were : American Photographic Postcards, 1905-1930. Rosamond Brown Value. Boston: David R. Godine, 2004. 

Lyons, Nathan, Marvin Bell, Richard Benson and Jock Reynolds. After 9/11: Photographs by Nathan Lyons. New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 2003. 

Untitled text. In Walker Evans Centennial : a birthday celebration : selections from the Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven : Yale University, Jonathan Edwards College, 2003.

Notes on Pictures. New Haven, 2002. Ed: Small, seventy-page booklet to accompany Benson's lecture "Pictures and Democracy" presented in 2002 as part of Yale University's Tricentennial lecture series Democratic Vistas. 

"Afterword." In Lee Friedlander at Work. Lee Friedlander. Gottingen: Steidl, 2002. 

Untitled text [Ed: on Lee Friedlander]. Books, Etc., no. 40. 2002. 

"Photography in Print." In The Book of 101 Books: The Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century. Andrew Roth et al. New York: Roth Horwitz, 2001. 

"Pictures for the People: Visual Multiples and their Role as Supporting Tools for the Democratic Process." Paper delivered May 31, 2001 as part of Democratic Vistas: the William DeVane Lecture Series at Yale University. 

Szarkowski, John, Terence Riley and Richard Benson. The Idea of Louis Sullivan. New York: Bulfinch Press, 2000. 

Benson, Richard and Gary Haller. The Face of Lincoln. E.H. Roberts Company, New Haven, CT, 1999. 

Untitled text. In A Tribute to Leslie George Katz. Kayafas, Peter and Jane Mayhall Katz. New York: Eakins Press, 1997. 

"An Artist's Perspective on the Photomechanical Alternative to Silver." In Photography: Discovery and Invention. Papers delivered at a symposium celebrating the invention of photography. ed. Weston Naef. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1991. 

"Printmaking." In Paul Strand: Essays on his Life and Work. ed. Maren Strange and Alan Trachtenberg. New York: Aperture, 1990. 

Strand, Paul, Richard Benson, Michael Hoffman, Naomi Rosenblum, Walter Rosenblum and John Szarkowski. Paul Strand, Volume I. Zurich: Zur Stockeregg, 1987.

Printing in Offset

Books with halftone separations made by Richard Benson

Friedlander, Lee. Lee Friedlander. San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery. 2000. 

Friedlander, Lee. Self-portrait. New York: DAP and Fraenkel Gallery. 1998. 

LaChapelle, David.  LaChapelle Land: Photographs by David LaChapelle.  New York:  Simon & Schuster / Callaway Editions, 1996. 

Paul Strand: The World At My Doorstep. Aperture 135, Spring 1994. 

Chiarenza, Carl. Landscapes of the Mind. Boston: David R. Godine, 1994. 

Wood, Brian and Donald Kuspit. Brian Wood. Montreal: Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, 1994. 

Wood, Brian and Ann Lauterbach. Brian Wood: Perverse Science. Lieberman & Saul Gallery, 1992. 

Friedlander, Lee. The Jazz People of New Orleans. New York: Pantheon Books, 1992. 

Penn, Irving. Passage: A Work Record. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. 

Strand, Paul and Greenough, Sarah. Paul Strand: An American Vision. Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1991. 

Friedlander, Lee. Nudes. New York: Pantheon Books, 1991. 

Levitt, Helen. A Way of Seeing. Durham: Duke University Press, 1989. 

Hambourg, Maria Morris. A New Vision: Photography Between the Wars, Ford Motor Company Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989. 

Dubreuil, Pierre. Pierre Dubreuil: Photographs 1896-1935. Duborni Press, 1989. 

Friedlander, Lee. Like a One-Eyed Cat: Photographs by Lee Friedlander 1956-1987. New York: Harry A Abrams, 1989. 

Friedlander, Lee. Cray at Chippewa Falls. Minneapolis: Cray Research, Inc., 1987. 

Friedlander, Lee. Lee Friedlander: Portraits. Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1985. 

Marks, Lee and Pierre Apraxine. Photographs from the Collection of the Gilman Paper Company. Meriden, CT and Jacksonville, FL: White Oak Press, 1985. 

Hambourg, Maria Morris and John Szarkowski. The Work of Atget. Volume IV: Modern Times. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1985. 

Hambourg, Maria Morris and John Szarkowski. The Work of Atget. Volume III: The Ancient Regime. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1983. 

Hambourg, Maria Morris and John Szarkowski. The Work of Atget. Volume II: The Art of Old Paris. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1982. 

Friedlander, Lee. Factory Valleys: Ohio and Pennsylvania. New York: Callaway Editions, 1982. 

Hambourg, Maria Morris and John Szarkowski. The Work of Atget. Volume I: Old France. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1981. 

Friedlander, Lee. Flowers and Trees. New City, New York: Haywire Press, 1981. 

Adams, Robert. From the Missouri West. Millerton, NY: Aperture Foundation, 1980. 

Mellon, James. The Face of Lincoln. New York: Viking Press, 1979. 

Kumler, Kipton. Plant Leaves. David R. Godine, 1978. 

Friedlander, Lee. Photographs. New City, New York: Haywire Press, 1978. 

Friedlander, Lee. The American Monument. New York: Eakins Press, 1976.

Friedlander, Lee. Self-portrait. New City, New York: Haywire Press, 1970. 

O'Keeffe, Georgia. Georgia O'Keeffe Drawings. New York: Atlantis Editions, 1968. 


Portfolio printing

Gelatin silver, platinum-palladium and photogravure printing for portfolios. 

Stieglitz, Alfred and Dorothy Norman. Alfred Stieglitz: A Personal Vision. Millerton: Aperture, 1995. (Hand-pulled photogravure)

Van Vechten, Carl. 'O Write My Name.' New York: Eakins Press, 1983. (Hand-pulled photogravure)

Steichen, Edward, Beaumont Newhall and Mary Calderone. Edward Steichen: The Early Years, 1900-1927. Millerton: Aperture, 1981. (Hand-pulled photogravure)

Strand, Paul. Paul Strand: Portfolio Three, 1916-1963. Millerton, NY: The Paul Strand Foundation, 1981. (Gelatin silver prints)

Strand, Paul. Paul Strand: Portfolio Four. Millerton, NY: The Paul Strand Foundation, 1980. (Gelatin silver prints)

de Meyer, Baron Adolf and Richard Benson. Nijinsky: Afternoon of a Faun. New York: Eakins Press, 1978. (Palladium prints)

Thompson, Jerry. The Sculpture of Mary Frank. New York: Eakins Press, 1977. (Palladium prints)

Strand, Paul. On My Doorstep. Millerton, NY: Aperture, 1976. (Gelatin silver prints)

Strand, Paul. The Garden, a portfolio of six photographs. Millerton, NY: Paul Strand, 1976. (Gelatin silver prints)

Evans, Walker and Lionel Trilling. Walker Evans: Selected Photographs. New York: Double Elephant Press, 1974. (Gelatin silver prints)

Van Der Zee, James and Regenia Alfreda Perry. Eighteen Photographs, 1905-1938. Washington, DC: Graphics International, 1974.  (Gelatin silver prints)




Publications including photographs by Benson.

Galassi, Peter. Walker Evans and Company. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2000. 

Paul Strand: The World At My Doorstep. Aperture 135, Spring 1994. 

Fraenkel, Jeffrey and Eugenia Parry Janis. The Kiss of Apollo. Photography & Sculpture 1845 to the Present. San Francisco, CA: Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, 1991.

Tufte, Edward. Envisioning Information. Chesire, CT: Graphics Press, 1990. 

Shillea, Thomas and Harold Simon. A Breath of Light. The Contemporary Platinum Print. Trenton, NJ: New Jersey State Museum, 1986. 

Crane, Hart and Richard Benson. The Bridge. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1981. 

Kirstein, Lincoln, Richard Benson and Martha Swope. Union Jack. New York City Ballet. New York: Eakins Press, 1977. 

Jim McGrath and the Reprobates. Whiskey Johnny. Stout Records, 1977.  [Ed: LP/Record]

New York City. Views of Lower Manhattan. New York: Eakins Press, 1975. 

Rembrandt. The Hundred Guilder Print. New York: Eakins Press, 1975. 

Goldner, Nancy, Richard Benson and Lincoln Kirstein. The Story of Coppelia. New York: Eakins Press, 1974. 




Solo exhibitions

North South East West.  Atlanta: Jackson Fine Art.  19 April 2013 - 27 July 2013. 

North South East West. New York: Pace/MacGill. 8 September - 22 October 2011. 

Found Views and Chosen Colors. New York: Pace/MacGill. 16 October - 29 November 2008. 

Photographs in Paint. January 4 - January 27, 1990. New York: Washburn Gallery, 1990. 

Photographs in Paint. December 6, 1989 - January 2, 1990. New York: Washburn Gallery, 1989.

Photo-Offset Lithographs. March 15 - April 22, 1989. New York: Washburn Gallery. 

Palladium Prints: The Brooklyn Bridge, Newport, Rhode Island, and Puerto Rico. December 9, 1981 - January 9, 1982. New York: Washburn Gallery, 1981. 

Palladium Prints: Fort Adams, Rhode Island, and Puerto Rico. April 4 - April 29, 1979. New York: Washburn Gallery, 1979. 

Baron Adolphe de Meyer and Richard Benson. L'Apres-Midi D'Un Faune: Nijinsky 1912. Thirty -three photographs by Baron Adolphe de Meyer. Palladium prints by Richard Benson.  March 15 - April 15, 1978. New York: Washburn Gallery, 1978. 

An Exhibition of Palladium Prints : October 6 - October 30, 1976. New York: Washburn Gallery, 1976. 


Group exhibitions

Real Estate. June 28 - August 17, 2012. New York: Pace/MacGill Gallery. 

Where in the World? 8 July - 27 August 2010. New York: Pace/MacGill Gallery. 

Photography Until Now. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1989. 


Articles on Benson

Profiles, interviews, podcasts and video talks. 

Benson, Richard and Frank Cost.  The Photographic Universe. Richard Benson with Frank Cost. New York: The New School. March 2011. 

Bush, David and David LaSpina. "Education." Blindspot Radio. February 2010. 

Caponigro, John Paul. "Photographers on Photography: Richard Benson." Corrales, NM: View Camera. January/February, 1997. 

Jardine, George. "Richard Benson and Thomas Palmer." Adobe Lightroom Podcast #22. October 2006. 

Jardine, George. "Richard Benson and Jay Maisel." Adobe Lightroom Podcast #21. October 2006. 

Jenson, Brooks. "Richard Benson Interview." Anacortes, WA: Lenswork Magazine #84 September - October 2009. 

Ou, Arthur. "Blindspot conversations: Richard Benson & Arthur Ou." Blindspot. February 2011. 

Papageorge, Tod. "A Tribute: Richard Benson." Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 2006. New Haven: Yale University, 2006.

Papageorge, Tod.  "Richard Benson: In Memoriam." Yale University School of Art,

Saltonstall, Max. "Richard Benson: 'The Printed Picture' and the history of photography." Art School Interviews, Yale University. 5 June 2007. 

Tomkins, Calvin. "A Single Person Making a Single Thing." New Yorker 17 December 1990. 48-71. 

Wolkoff, Catherine and Nicholas Herman. "This Is How I Get In Trouble: An Interview with Chip Benson." Ante #1 2003. 20-29. 

"Photographer Richard Benson Named as Next Dean of the School of Art." New Haven: Yale Bulletin and Calendar. 3 July 1996.