Iconic photographer Harry Benson in Greenwich this Saturday

Cavalier Galleries announces that renowned photojournalist, Harry Benson will be in Greenwich, this weekend on June 11, for a special screening of Harry Benson: Shoot First, a new documentary on his incredible life, as part of the Greenwich International Film Festival.

Cavalier Galleries, 405 Greenwich Avenue will be holding a special one-man show of Benson’s iconic photographs from June 9-12 in honor of Harry and the film. There will be a reception at Cavalier Galleries June 11, at 8 p.m. following the 5:45 p.m. screening of the film at the Greenwich Bow Tie Cinemas.

Harry Benson’s oeuvre of photography includes every American president from Eisenhower to Obama, Sir Winston Churchill, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, Princess Grace and Princess Caroline of Monaco, Prince Philip, Mohammed Ali, Andrew Wyeth, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Greta Garbo, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, and Jack Nicholson to name a few. Benson and his lens were also witness to the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy, the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, civil rights marches with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Watts Riots in Los Angeles, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Pakistan, and Iraq.

Harry himself will be honoring his friendships with the late Muhammad Ali and the Beatles, 20th century titans whom he brought together one night in Miami in 1964.

Harry himself will be honoring his friendships with the late Muhammad Ali and the Beatles, 20th century titans whom he brought together one night in Miami in 1964.

Harry Benson’s iconic photographs of the Beatles are perhaps his best known images, but since he arrived with the band in the US in 1964, Benson has gone on to have a truly distinguished career. Over the last five decades, Benson has captured riveting images of world leaders, artists, crucial historical moments, and legends such as Muhammad Ali, with whom he travelled for a time. The two are known to have gotten on famously together, and the stories of Harry’s time with Ali created some of the greatest stories of the late 20th century.

Harry Benson’s iconic photographs of the Beatles are perhaps his best known images, but since he arrived with the band in the US in 1964, Benson has gone on to have a truly distinguished career. Over the last five decades, Benson has captured riveting images of world leaders, artists, crucial historical moments, and legends such as Muhammad Ali, with whom he travelled for a time. The two are known to have gotten on famously together, and the stories of Harry’s time with Ali created some of the greatest stories of the late 20th century.

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