works at the intersection of art and science. A photographer, 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 next major show, Worldscapes: Visions of Planetary Space, will be on view in the Jerwood Gallery of the Natural History Museum in London in 2016. 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 digital C prints of landscapes beyond direct human experience. Benson’s new book, Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time, came out in October 2014 and received front page coverage in The New York Times.
Photo: Alenka Slavenic