About Harry Benson

Harry Benson has been a witness to a great many of the major political and social events in modern history. His iconic work ranges from world leaders to pop stars, all portrayed with an immediacy and naturalness that speaks of a confidence and rapport between sitter and photographer. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Harry traveled to America with The Beatles in 1964 and never went back.

40 one man exhibits and 17 books later, in 2009 Harry was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II. Twice named NPPA Magazine Photographer of the Year and twice awarded the Leica Medal of Excellence, in 2013 Harry received an honorary Doctor of Letters from The University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and in 2009, an honorary Doctor of Letters from Glasgow University and The Glasgow School of Art. Harry is an Honorary Fellow of The Royal Photographic Society in London.

Harry Benson Andy Warhol at The Factory, New York, 1977 1
Harry Benson Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger at The Factory, New York, 19772
Harry Benson Andy Warhol, 19833
Harry Benson Truman Capote, New Orleans, 19804
Harry Benson Francis Bacon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Diptych), New York, 19755
Harry Benson Halston, Steve Rubell, Lorna Luft, and friends at Studio 54, New York, 19786
Harry Benson Ian Fleming, Jamaica, 19647
 Andrew Wyeth, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, 19968
Harry Benson Bob Guccione, New York, 19849