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Beatles Photographer Harry Benson honored to be exhibited in Scotland

Cassius Clay and the Beatles
Cassius Clay and The Beatles were among dozens of celebrities photographed by Benson
HARRY BENSON


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Glasgow photographer Harry Benson 'honoured' by Holyrood exhibition 
BY GLASGOW LIVE
26 JUL 2016

Benson is famous for his pictures of the Beatles in the US as well as having photographed every American president since Dwight D Eisenhower.


Honoured: Harry Benson
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Glasgow-born photographer Harry Benson has spoken of his delight after it was revealed his work is to go on display in the Scottish Parliament.

Benson is famous for his pictures of the Beatles in the US as well as having photographed every American president since Dwight D Eisenhower.

His work has not been on public display in Scotland since 2008 but Holyrood is to host a new exhibition showcasing images from some of the most significant moments in the history of the US over the last 50 years.

They include the picture Benson took of former US president Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy dancing that was used on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine alongside images from the US civil rights movement of the 1960s, pictures of Watergate journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward and Richard Nixon's resignation speech.

Ronald Reagan dancing with Nancy
This picture of President Reagan and his wife, Nancy, appeared on the front cover of Vanity Fair magazine
HARRY BENSON

Photographs of famous faces from outside politics - including Frank Sinatra, James Brown, Jack Nicholson, Dolly Parton and Kevin Spacey - will also be in the display, which runs from August 12 to December 3.


Harry's pic: Nixon meets the Apollo 13 astronauts after their safe return to Earth in 1970
Harry Benson/Daily Express/Getty Images

Benson will also be speaking about his work as part of the parliament's Festival of Politics, when he will speak to deputy presiding officer Linda Fabiani about his work, his inspiration and his childhood in Glasgow.

The photographer said: "It is a distinct honour to have my photographs on display at the Scottish Parliament.

"Photojournalism is history. Photographs bring total recall of events and the surrounding times to those who lived through them and hopefully will bring an understanding to those too young to have been there".


Photographer Harry Benson holds a photograph of The Beatles pillow fighting


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