The Richard Benson Lecture on the Reproduced Image commemorates the life and work of American photographer, printer, teacher and author Richard Benson (1943 – 2017). This year, the lecture will be delivered by Gerhard Steidl.
Have you ever listened to a Beatles' record and thought Ringo Starr mightn’t be such a brilliant drummer after all? If yes, you’d be wrong! In the 2023 Richard Benson Lecture on the Reproduced Image, 'Perfect Imperfection: Reproducing Images in Offset Today', printer and publisher Gerhard Steidl reveals both that Ringo is capable of great subtlety and how this anecdote applies to Steidl books: printed multiples crafted in the offset tradition.