Harry Benson



Scottish born photographer, Harry Benson CBE, arrived in America with The
Beatles in 1964, leaving London’s Fleet Street behind. And soon became the
most published photographer at LIFE magazine. His photographs have also
appeared in Vanity Fair, Vogue, Paris Match, Town & Country, Architectural
Digest, Time, Quest, Fortune, New York Magazine, Newsweek, &The London
Sunday Times Magazine.

Harry has photographed the last 12 US Presidents and also incoming president
Joe Biden. Harry marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights
Movement; was next to Senator Robert Kennedy when he was assassinated; was
on maneuvers with the IRA; at the Berlin Wall going up & coming down. The only
photographer at the USA for Africa/We are the World recording, other luminaries
include Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Winston Churchill, Ariel Sharon, The King of
Spain, Muhammed Ali, Jacqueline Kennedy, Amy Winehouse, Bobby Fischer,
Andy Warhol, Elizabeth Taylor, Francis Bacon, Jack Nicholson, Truman Capote,
Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton, Frank Sinatra ,The Beatles and The Rolling
Stones.

Among his many honors: Made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire
by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2009. Three Honorary Doctorates: Glasgow
University with Glasgow School of Art; St. Andrews University; and Glasgow
Caledonian University; Harry received the 2017 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
AWARD from The International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York & twice
been named Magazine Photographer of the Year by U. of Missouri and NPPA.

His18th book, Paul McCartney, will be published by TASCHEN in 2021.
The documentary HARRY BENSON: SHOOT FIRST is available on HULU.

With 40 one-man Gallery Exhibits; Museum Exhibits include: Smithsonian National
Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.; The National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh,
Scotland; The Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach; The Lumiere Center of
Photography, Moscow; Kunst Museum, Switzerland; Tucson Museum of Art;
Erarta Museum, St. Petersburg.

Harry’s wife, Gigi, works with him on his books and exhibitions, and their two
daughters, Wendy Benson Landes and Tessa Benson Tooley, live and work in
Los Angeles with their families.