Harry Benson’s gripping portrait of 1960s America
September 26, 2022 - Miss Rosen
In early 1964, Harry Benson received a call that would change his life: the photo editor of London’s Daily Express wanted to commission the Scottish photographer to cover The Beatles’s trip to Paris. From this auspicious encounter, a strong bond was formed, with Benson accompanying the Fab Four on their U.S. debut soon thereafter.
Benson arrived in America that February and never looked back, getting an extraordinary view of the nation at the height of Beatlemania. He documented their historic performance of The Ed Sullivan Show, which was seen by a record-breaking 73 million viewers...