About the Book
Robert Benjamin: Notes from a Quiet Life is a rich exploration of the photographer’s everyday life: unguarded moments with family, things around the house, and small visual surprises on walks to the corner store. Benjamin’s images capture the beauty of his world—like his daughter sipping a soda, his son peacefully sleeping on the couch, and tender moments with his wife, Pamela.
“The sheer magical presence of the people and things in his photos, remind me of the beauty any of us can find in everyday life,” says curator Eric Paddock. “If we aren’t too caught up in other things to stop and really look.”
About the Artist
Born in Chicago in 1947, Robert Benjamin lived in France in his twenties before moving to New York, buying a camera, and starting to make photographs. He has lived and worked in Santa Fe, Sarasota, Seattle, and the Colorado Front Range over the past 35 years. He currently lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.
About the Writer
Eric Paddock is the Curator of Photography and Media Arts at the Denver Art Museum, a position he has held since 2008. Prior to that, he spent 25 years as the Colorado Historical Society as their Curator of Photography and Film. Paddock was the first photography curator of CHS. Originally from Boulder, Paddock holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado College and a Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from Yale University. In addition to his role at the Colorado Historical Society, Paddock also has taught as a visiting professor of art history and photography for several leading Colorado institutions, including the University of Denver, the University of Colorado at Denver, Colorado College and Arapahoe Community College’s study abroad arts program in Aix-en-Provence, France.