HARRY BENSON: 50 YEARS BEHIND THE LENS, 4th – 15th February.

HARRY BENSON: 50 YEARS BEHIND THE LENS, Mallett, Ely House, 37 Dover Street, London W1, 4th – 15th February.

 

 

Berlin Wall Goes Up USE@Harry Benson 1961

Berlin Wall Goes Up USE@Harry Benson 1961

This is a great celebration of the noted photojournalist Harry Benson CBE and his career. A man who has photographed every American President from Dwight D Eisenhower to the present incumbent, who caught on film both the building and coming down of the Berlin Wall and documented ‘Beatlemania’.

Berlin Wall Comes Down @Benson 1989

Berlin Wall Comes Down @Benson 1989

Among subjects he has caught on camera are Martin Luther King, Amy Winehouse and Michael Jackson as well as capturing The Watts Riots in Los Angeles, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and events in many of the world’s conflict zones.

Liz Taylor USE@Benson1997

Elizabeth Taylor USE@Benson1997

This selling exhibition concentrates on three categories – Beatlemania, Celebrity Icons and Reportage. Benson has written special memoir excerpts to accompany each image in the show.

Jack Nicholson Contact@Harry Benson

Jack Nicholson Contact@Harry Benson

Perhaps the best summing up of his talent should be left to Truman Capote:

“Harry, don’t tell Cartier-Bresson, or Penn, or Avedon, or Scavullo, or the sweet departed spirit of Sir Cecil Beaton, but YOU are my favourite photographer.”

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