Episode 02: Robert Hennessey

Eric Marth and Robert Hennessey.  Middletown, Connecticut.  2015. 

Eric Marth and Robert Hennessey.  Middletown, Connecticut.  2015. 

Last spring I traveled to New England to visit with a few of the printers behind some of my favorite photobooks.  Robert Hennessey makes printing separations for books and his work is behind many great photography books that have been published over the last several decades.  His separation work appears in titles by Paul Strand, Helen Levitt, Robert Bergman, John Szarkowski, Nan Goldin and Sally Mann.  I visited with Hennessey at his home in Middletown, Connecticut to talk with him about his early days as a dye-transfer printer, working in photo-offset printing and carrying a boxful of Cartier-Bresson prints home with him from the Museum of Modern Art on the subway!