You might think spending the last 40 years chronicling Donald Trump, President Elect, would be this man’s biggest claim to fame. And despite shooting Trump for TIME Magazine’s July 2016 issue, it by no means is. At last we can take an intimate trip inside the world for Harry Benson, an extraordinary photographer. For Edinburgh will be the venue for the legendary Scot whose documentary Harry Benson: Shoot First, will be shown on 6th and 7th of February at The Filmhouse.
It’s apparent there is no slowing down for the 87-year-old creative whose portfolio includes countless celebrities and events to war zones and political events. He’s even shot every US President since Eisenhower and his work as official photographer for The Beatles in 1964 is iconic.
His photography has appeared in Life, Vanity Fair, People and The New Yorker with iconic images of Winston Churchill, Greta Garbo, Dr Martin Luther King and Michael Jackson to name but a very few. He was awarded a CBE in the 2009 New Years Honours and took an official photograph of the Queen, which was commissioned by and hangs in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. In addition, Benson has published countless books, exhibited all over the world and received numerous awards recognising his lifelong contribution to photography.
The forthcoming documentary of Harry‘s life, charts the illustrious career of this renowned New York based photographer and is showing in Edinburgh for two days only. A must see folks – for sure!