Editorial & Business
Harry Benson at Contour Getty Images
Photo of Harry Benson by Gigi Benson 2010.
Harry Benson is now represented by Contour Getty Images. Scottish born photojournalist Harry Benson began his career at the Hamilton Advertiser before moving to London's Fleet Street where he worked for the Daily Sketch and the Daily Express. Harry traveled to America with the Beatles in 1964 and decided to stay. He photographed the Beatles' first and third US tours as well as their appearances in Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Paris. Harry was a contract photographer for Life Magazine from 1968 until it closed, under contract for People Magazine for almost 15 years and currently works for major magazines including Vanity Fair. Harry has photographed 11 American presidents--from Eisenhower to Obama--and was next to Robert Kennedy when he was shot. Harry marched with Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Civil Rights movement and has photographed a myriad of luminaries and world leaders ranging from Queen Elizabeth and Sir Winston Churchill to celebrities including Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson, Clint Eastwood and Brad Pitt.
When Queen Elizabeth's 2009 New Year's Honors List was announced, Harry was named a Commander of Order of the British Empire (CBE).