Inspired by Bruce Lacey's film "The Lacey Rituals", "The Family" attempted to capture the minute detail of Bennett's large extended family. He photographed the small, intimate moments in their lives which would normally be considered unimportant.
After its first showing in York, The Family was exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.
 It then went on a UK tour and was featured in BBC TV's "Arena" arts series, in a short film directed by author Nigel Williams. A print of Bennett's Uncle Cyril arriving for tea was purchased by the Victoria & Albert Museum in 1977.
The then Director of the V&A's Photography Collection, Mark Howarth-Booth, was said to regard the image as one of his favourites. Apparently, he often began his lectures with this small, biscuit-sized photomontage and included it in a number of V&A books. 
The silver-gelatin monotype was created with an unusual multiple printing technique, used a number of times in the project. The intention was to subtly bend reality and improvise.
In 2015, The V&A acquired the complete exhibition, which can be viewed on request in the Print Room.
Uncly Cyril Arriving For Tea
Uncly Cyril Arriving For Tea
Aunt Ena Watching Telly
Aunt Ena Watching Telly
Dad And A Rainy Day
Dad And A Rainy Day
Uncle Stan with His Dinner
Uncle Stan with His Dinner
Uncle Wally On The Day The Machine Broke Down
Uncle Wally On The Day The Machine Broke Down
Uncle Jack At The Station
Uncle Jack At The Station
Uncle Bill Trying To Look As Though He Owns The Western Docks
Uncle Bill Trying To Look As Though He Owns The Western Docks
Sister Sally And Her Cat
Sister Sally And Her Cat
Janet's Husband David Demonstrating Ping Pong
Janet's Husband David Demonstrating Ping Pong
Cousin Tony Looking For A Job
Cousin Tony Looking For A Job
Cousin Mary At The Salon
Cousin Mary At The Salon
Cousin Janet Having A Knock-Up
Cousin Janet Having A Knock-Up
Cousin Derek At The Kids' Party
Cousin Derek At The Kids' Party
Cousing David On His Milk Round
Cousing David On His Milk Round
Cousin Brian And His Mate Malcolm Fixing Up The Van
Cousin Brian And His Mate Malcolm Fixing Up The Van
Brother-in-Law David Being Given A Surprise
Brother-in-Law David Being Given A Surprise
Aunt Nell Trying to Decide Whether To Move Into The New Flat
Aunt Nell Trying to Decide Whether To Move Into The New Flat
Aunt Hilda Trying To Write Her Christmas Cards
Aunt Hilda Trying To Write Her Christmas Cards
Aunt Renee Being Interrupted From The Other Office
Aunt Renee Being Interrupted From The Other Office
Mum At The Window Of Our House
Mum At The Window Of Our House
Janet And The Kids Departing
Janet And The Kids Departing
Aunt Edie Playing Tennis
Aunt Edie Playing Tennis
Aunt Renie And The Cake For The Bazaar A Week On Tuesday
Aunt Renie And The Cake For The Bazaar A Week On Tuesday
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