Richard Benson perpetuates the fallacy that making photographs is a kind of printing. It is not.

Benson is not foolish, under-researched, or incapable of original critical thought but he is a good example Wittgenstein's principle that wrong words lead to wrong thoughts. If you say "prints" when you mean photographs pretty soon you will think "prints" instead of photographs and eventually see "prints" where there are actually photographs.

Maybe it is no big deal if one man espouses an errant notion but if there is no challenge then the mantra "photographs are prints" becomes popular wisdom and from there we move quickly to "prints are photographs". Everyone who has asked for a photograph and been offered an ink-jet printout knows this is true.