- Author Bio
With unique access to the most intriguing and enduring legends of our time, Harry Benson: Persons of Interest is a compelling masterpiece of photojournalism and portraiture.
With decades spent deliberately being in just the right place at just the right time, Benson’s photographs and writings of his encounters and adventures are sure to be of broad interest to photography afficionados, history lovers, and people young and old. With subjects ranging from Queen Elizabeth to Amy Winehouse, from Frank Sinatra to Brad Pitt, from Greta Garbo to Kate Moss, from Winston Churchill to Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump, Benson explores and delights our public fascination with his images of the lives of the rich, powerful, and famous.
Critic Leonard Maltin said it all when he wrote, “Harry Benson has been witness to the key events of the past half-century and has never failed to capture their most telling moments with his camera.”
Harry Benson is the author of 16 books including Harry Benson: Photographs (powerHouse Books, 2009), Bobby Fischer (powerHouse Books, 2011), and with Hilary Geary Ross, New York, New York (powerHouse Books, 2011, and Palm Beach People (powerHouse Books, 2014).
Publicity: New York Times, New York, GQ, Esquire, Wall Street Journal, T, WSJ, Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair, Town & Country, Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Interview, American Photo, Photo District News, Wallpaper, W, Paris Match, Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly, Port, Man of the World, British Journal of Photography
"He’s a complicated artist, that Harry. But what this shutterbug’s eye arranges, sometimes in a split second, is the work of a singular craftsman with a rare gift: raising the click of a camera shutter to the level of art." —Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“The only thing better than Harry Benson behind the camera is Harry Benson in front of it.” —Kathryn Laskaris, Toronto Star
“Harry can charm the snakes out of the trees.” —Andre Leon Tally, former editor-at-large, Vogue
“Harry can shoot fast and make art.” —James L. Brooks, Academy Award-winning director
“Benson has shot an astonishing range of celebrities, from Yogi Berra at his ease to the society revelers at Truman Capote’s legendary Black and White Ball to the most personal portrait of Bill and Hillary Clinton you've ever seen.”—Kenneth Turan, Film Critic, Los Angeles Times
"Harry Benson is perhaps the greatest photojournalist ever. His work has been a part of all of our lives for generations." —David Noh, Film Journal International
AS SEEN IN: AARP, BuzzFeed News, BBC News, CBS Evening News, Telegraph, New York Journal of Books, Vanity Fair