Scottish born photojournalist, Harry Benson, arrived in America with the Beatles in 1964. He knew then he would stay.
His 60-year career as a photojournalist included an over 25 year contract with LIFE Magazine and photographs on the covers and inside major magazines worldwide, including: Life, Time, Newsweek, Town & Country, Vanity Fair, Quest, Paris Match, G.Q., Esquire, W, The London Sunday Times Magazine, People, Vogue, Architectural Digest and Vice Magazine.
Benson was twice named NPPA Magazine Photographer of the Year and was also twice awarded the Leica Medal of Excellence. In 2009, Benson was named Commander of the British Empire, (CBE) by HRH Queen Elizabeth II, for his service to photography. He has also received a Doctor of Letters from Glasgow University and the Glasgow School of Art, and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.
Benson's photographs are in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.; Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow and the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. He has enjoyed 40 solo exhibitions and published 17 books including New York New York, The Beatles in the Beginning, President and Mrs. Reagan: an American Love Story and The Beatles on the Road: 1964-1966.
Benson will discuss his incredible experiences and give us insight into how he sees the world and translates his vision into some of the world’s most compelling photos. The conversation will be led by Holden Luntz, owner of Holden Luntz Gallery in Palm Beach and long-time representative for Mr. Benson's photographs.
Proceeds benefit programs for and about artists in Palm Beach County.
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