Books by Benn


A Peculiar Paradise: Florida Photographs

A Peculiar Paradise: Florida Photographs shows Benn’s home state at the dawn of the 1980s, during a time when Florida’s only true constant was change. Although some regions rested like the state’s alligators, staid and satisfied, other areas became a hotbed for the narcotics trade and a hub for Caribbean and South American immigration. 

A Peculiar Paradise: Florida Photographs muestra el estado natal de Benn en los albores de la década de 1980, en un momento en que la única constante verdadera de la Florida era el cambio. Aunque algunas regiones descansaron como los caimanes del estado, sólidas y satisfechas, otras áreas se convirtieron en un semillero para el tráfico de narcóticos y un centro para la inmigración caribeña y sudamericana.

Introduction by Verna Posever Curtis

Charles Churchward, Visual Consultant

PowerHouse Books | 200 pages |  Signed, first edition available at Photo-eye Books


Kodachrome Memory: American Pictures 1972–1990 depicts an America of boisterous legend and vibrant regionalism, teetering on the cusp of the coming Information Age's great cultural flattening.

Kodachrome Memory: American Pictures 1972–1990 representa una América de bulliciosa leyenda y vibrante regionalismo, tambaleándose en la cúspide del gran aplanamiento cultural de la Era de la Información.

"Mr. Benn's [Kodachrome Memory] is a study of regional texture, the fruit of two decades as a photographer for National Geographic. Mr. Benn's unshowy compositions and the rich, clear colors of his Kodachrome slide-film make his images seem both timeless and particular."
—The Wall Street Journal

PowerHouse Books 2013  |  168 pages  |  Foreword by Richard Buckley Essay by Paul Farber

Winner of American Photo "Best Documentary Photo Books" 2013

New York September 11 by Magnum Photographers

"The date, September 11, 2001, now has a certain permanence, graven on ourcollective memory, like a very few others December 7, 1941, and November 22, 1963, dates which seem to separate yesterday from today, and then from now. They become the rarest of moments; ordinary people will forever be able to tell you where they were and what they were doing when they first heard the news, as if the terrible deed had happened to them, which in some ways it did." 

"La fecha, 11 de septiembre de 2001, ahora tiene una cierta permanencia, grabada en nuestra memoria colectiva, como algunas otras, el 7 de diciembre de 1941 y el 22 de noviembre de 1963, fechas que parecen separarse de ayer a hoy, y luego a partir de ahora. Se convierten en los momentos más raros, la gente común siempre podrá decirte dónde estaban y qué estaban haciendo cuando escucharon por primera vez las noticias, como si la terrible acción les hubiera sucedido, lo que de alguna manera fue así ".

—from the introduction by David Halberstam

PowerHouse Books 2011 | 144 pages | Introduction by David Halberstam. Photographs by Magnum Photographers. Design by Thomas Hoepker. Produced by Nathan Benn, Director, Magnum Photos Inc.