works at the intersection of art and science. An artist, writer, filmmaker, book-designer, and exhibitions producer, in the last decade he has staged a series of increasingly large-scale shows of planetary landscape photography internationally. His new show, Otherworlds: Visions of Our Solar System, opened on January 22nd and will be on view in the Jerwood Gallery of the Natural History Museum in London until May 15, 2016. Featuring a new ambient composition by Brian Eno, Otherworlds contains 77 large format digital C prints. Benson takes raw data from planetary science archives and processes it, creating large-format landscapes. He edits, composites, mosaics, and then finally optimizes these images, producing seamless photographs of landscapes currently beyond direct human experience. Benson’s last book, Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time, came out in October 2014.
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