Richard Benson (b. 1943, Newport, RI) has spent his working life as a photographer, printer, and teacher. His current photographic work is in color, printed with an ink-jet printer in multiple impressions. His work is many prominent collections including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York as well as the Yale University Art Gallery. In 2001 he authored A Yale Album (Yale University Press) and in 2008 The Printed Picture (Museum of Modern Art). His work as a photographer and printer has been supported by the Eakins Press Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.