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Décès de Richard Benson (1943 – 2017)

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Le photographe américain Richard Benson est décédé dans la nuit du 22 au 23 juin. Cette information nous a été communiquée par sa galerie Pace/MacGill. Adepte du grand format à la chambre, Benson était également professeur à la prestigieuse School of Art de l’université de Yale. Il avait 73 ans.

« In my long working life, the first part of photography – wielding the camera in the illuminated world – has been a magical act that I have never tampered with technically. Whether using an 8×10 view camera or a modern digital reflex camera, I have photographed in conventional ways while trying to understand the vastly complex conversation of the visual world into the fictional fact of the photograph. I strive to make my pictures look like that world out there, which seems so much smarter and more surprising than anything I think up, while at the same time I remain committed to the idea that they are simply pictures and not the world from which they derive. » – Richard Benson