'Being There'

An Exhibition of photographs
by the Scottish photo-journalist

Harry Benson


Scottish National Portrait Gallery

1 Queen Street, Edinburgh

August 2006 to January 2007

The Photographer

Harry Benson was born in Glasgow, Scotland.  His career started at Butlin's Holiday Camp, Ayr, Scotland.  He now works out of New York.

The Photographs

This is the first exhibition in Scotland of photographs from Harry Benson's 50-year career as a photo-journalist.  He is now aged 75.  The photographs, some black and white and some colour, include:

The Beatles:  a pillow-fight in Paris, 1964.

Greta Garbo:  skinny dipping in the Caribbean.

Michael Jackson:  in his bedroom doorway at Neverland.

-  Winston Churchill

-  Frank Sinatra

-  Fred Astaire