Benson, Harry

Scottish born photojournalist Harry Benson (1929) arrived in America with the Beatles in 1964. Harry has photographed every U.S. president from Eisenhower to Barack Obama; was just feet away from Bobby Kennedy the night he was assassinated; in the room with Richard Nixon when he resigned; on the Meredith march with Martin Luther King Jr, next to Coretta Scott King at her husband's funeral; on maneuvers with the IRA; was there when the Berlin Wall went up and when it came down; and covered the aftermath of Katrina in New Orleans.

On January 1, 2009. Harry was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and received his honor at Buckingham Palace in March. Harry was honored with a Doctor of Letters from the Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow University in 2007. Her received many awards, has had over 40 gallery solo exhibitions and many books of his photographs have been published. The latest one (2012) is a Taschen Limited Edition: "The Beatles on the Road 1964 - 1966".

His work is widely exhibited and is in many public and private collections around the world, such as the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh and the Smithsonian in Washington.

Harry lives in New York with his wife, Gigi, who works with him on his books and exhibition projects.

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