The Museum of Ventura County was thrilled to present the next Ivor Davis: Up Close and Personal with famous photographer Harry Benson. In this popular series, author, journalist, and investigative reporter Ivor Davis speaks with a rotating guest list of extraordinary individuals.

Harry Benson has been featured in LIFE, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Time Magazine, and many more. He’s had 40 solo exhibits, including at The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. He’s photographed every US President from President Eisenhower to President Biden. He marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; was next to Senator Robert Kennedy when he was assassinated; and photographed the Berlin Wall going up and down.

Harry Benson has photographed Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Winston Churchill, Princess Diana, Muhammed Ali, Jacqueline Kennedy, The Shah of Iran, Amy Winehouse, Andy Warhol, Elizabeth Taylor, Francis Bacon, Jack Nicholson, Truman Capote, Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton, Frank Sinatra, Kate Moss, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones.

Author of 18 books of photography, Benson’s 18th book,”Paul McCartney, published by TASCHEN in 2021, will be reprinted in the spring of 2022.

Museum members who registered for this event (either in person or via Zoom) were entered into a drawing to receive an autographed copy of Harry Benson’s “Harry Benson: Persons of Interest“.

Brought to you in part by the generous support of Robert Suskind, M.D. and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind.

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