Bennett, a documentary fine art photographer, was born in Greenwich, Connecticut. He earned a B.F.A. in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1987.
Bennett's art has been exhibited in over 250 solo and group shows since 1989. He is represented in the collections of over 100 museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of American Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Internationally, his work is included in The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of Bedouin Culture, and the Israel Museum. Photographs from his portfolio have been reproduced for The New York Times, Time, American Photography, and Meriden-Stinehour Press, among others.
Since 1983, Bennett has served as photography instructor for The Norman Howard School, a private school for children with learning disabilities in suburban Rochester, New York.