Harry Benson

Harry Benson

1929-

ABOUT

Award-winning Scottish photojournalist Harry Benson began his career on The Hamilton Advertiser and Scottish Daily Sketch. In 1964, Benson traveled to America with The Beatles to document their first U.S. tour and never looked back. Under contract to LIFE Magazine for 30 years, Benson has photographed the last 12 U.S. Presidents, marched with Martin Luther King Jr., visited Michael Jackson at Neverland and photographed the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy. His work has appeared in countless magazines including Time, Vanity Fair, and Newsweek. He has received three Honorary Doctorates. Twice named NPPA Photographer of the Year; he was made a CBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2009 and received the ICP Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017. The author of 16 books, Benson is subject of the 2016 documentary HARRY BENSON SHOOT FIRST.

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Photo Credit: Gigi Benson

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