Who is he?
Harry James Benson is a Scottish photographer who was born here in Glasgow. His photographs of celebrities have been published in magazines such as Life, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and he has took over 100 cover photos for People magazine
When and where did he work?
Born in Knightswood in 1929, Harry Benson grew up in Glasgow in the aftermath of World War Two. His career as a photographer spans more than fifty years. Harry first worked for the Hamilton Advertiser in 1954 before moving to London to work for the Daily Sketch and then the Daily Express.
His most notable work comes from the 1964 tour that he did with The Beatles where one of his most recognizable images took place which shows the band in a gleeful pillow fight in a hotel room in Paris, originally Benson didn't want to meet The Beatles as he had plans to cover a news story in Africa but was told he had no choice in the matter but once he met the band and heard them play he had no desire to leave.