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Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Apple Store – SoHo
103 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012
Join us for a special evening to hear Harry Benson talk about his 60 Years in Pictures.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, awarding-winning photojournalist, Harry Benson, traveled to America with The Beatles in 1964, taking some of the most iconic photographs of the young group, and he never looked back. Harry was under contract to LIFE Magazine from the ’60s until it closed and continues to photograph for major magazines today. Twice named NPPA Magazine Photographer of the Year, Harry was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. He received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Scottish Press Photographers Association, the London Photographic Society and the Lucie Awards and Honorary Doctorates from the University of St. Andrews and from Glasgow University. He has had 40 one man exhibits and 16 books of his photographs published. His most recent book, The Beatles on the Road 1964-1966, was published by Taschen in May.
His photographs range from world leaders to pop stars, all portrayed with a perception that speaks of a rapport between sitter and photographer. Harry has photographed the last eleven US presidents from Eisenhower to Obama; marched with Martin Luther King, Jr., during the Civil Rights marches, was next to Senator Robert Kennedy when he was assassinated, and has photographed everyone from Winston Churchill to Elizabeth Taylor; Michael Jackson to Andy Warhol; Mick Jagger to Amy Winehouse; Muhammed Ali to Joe Namath; and Robert Redford to Brad Pitt.