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Benchley, Rob

Born (but not raised) in New York City in 1950, Rob Benchley has many credits in his years of living on Nantucket. A former “summer visitor,” he has been a staff photographer for the Inquirer & Mirror, the Nantucket Beacon and The Nantucket Independent. His photography has also been featured in the New York Times and the Boston Globe. Scallop Season, a Nantucket Chronicle, co-written with Jim Patrick, includes his many photos of a fishing industry particular to Nantucket. His photographs are also featured in the ‘Sconset Trust’s 2004 publication Voices of a Village and more recently Keeping the Light about the historic move of Sankaty Head Lighthouse in 2007. He is also a regular contributor to the Nantucket Property News/Journal. Rob and his wife Carol, a retired Nantucket school teacher, live in a house they built together in ‘Sconset.