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.