Harry Benson*

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Harry James Benson, CBE, born in Glasgow, Scotland, is a photographer whose pictures have appeared in publications including Life, Vanity Fair, People and The New Yorker.[citation needed]

Benson was assigned to travel with The Beatles on their first American tour in 1964. One of his most recognisable images shows the band in a gleeful pillow fight in a hotel room.

Other celebrities Benson has photographed include Michael Jackson, who allowed him access to his bedroom, and Elizabeth Taylor, whom Benson photographed before and after her brain surgery. He has also taken photos of political figures, including every US president since Dwight D. Eisenhower, and covered war zones.

Benson has been the subject of numerous exhibitions,[vague] taken over a hundred cover shots for People, published several books and won many awards.[vague] He was the subject of an award winning documentary[vague] directed by Ken MacGregor and written by William McIlvanney. Most recently he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Scottish Press Photography Awards on April 25, 2006.


Шотландский фотожурналист Гарри Бенсон (Harry Benson) приехал в Америку в 1964 году вместе с группой Битлз. Бенсон фотографировал каждого американского президента от Эйзенхауэра до Обамы. Фотографировал Мухаммеда Али, Битлз, был на похоронах Мартина Лютера Кинга и в спальне Майкла Джексона.

Бенсон – участник множества персональных выставок и обладатель престижных фото-премий. С 1970 по 2000 был связан контрактом с журналом LIFE. В настоящее время сотрудничает с журналом Vanity Fair. Живет в Нью-Йорке с женой, которая помогает ему с выставками и изданием книг.