b. Berlin (Germany), March 23, 1885, d. Vienna, Sept. 7, 1969, photographer, educated in Berlin, studied under N. Perscheid, 1907 moved to Vienna, studio head and photographic technician at the studio "d´Ora" which had been set up by D. Kallmus, 1921/22 partner and from 1927 owner of the studio which from then on was known as "d´Ora-Benda". 1945-1965 worked under his own name; popular portrait photographer, explored techniques of colour printing.
Literature#F. Kempe and N. Perscheid, A. B. - Madame d´Ora, 1980.