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Ivor Davis: Up Close and Personal with Harry Benson

Presented by Museum of Ventura County at Museum of Ventua County, Ventura CA

Feb 24 2022
Ivor Davis: Up Close and Personal with Harry Benson

The Beatles and Cassius Clay (before Clay won the World Title and became Muhammad Ali) at the Fifth Street Gym, Miami, February 1964.

Investigative reporter Ivor Davis speaks with famous photographer Harry Benson about his iconic work; photographing Princess Diana, Muhammed Ali, Jacqueline Kennedy, The Shah of Iran, Amy Winehouse, and many more.

The Museum of Ventura County is 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

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  • HARRY BENSON: SHOOT FIRST charts the illustrious career of the renowned photographer who initially rose to fame alongside The Beatles, having been assigned to cover their inaugural trip to the United States in 1964. With unprecedented “behind the scenes” access, Benson captured some of the most vibrant and intimate portraits ever taken of the most popular band in history. His extensive portfolio includes iconic images of Winston Churchill, Bobby Fischer, Muhammad Ali, Greta Garbo, Michael Jackson, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Robert F. Kennedy assassination, and his work has appeared in publications including Life, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. Now 86, workaholic Benson has no intention of stopping.


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