ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

Backstage Pass: Harry Benson’s New York Fashion Thrills

By January 9, 2020 Member Spotlight

Image © Harry Benson/courtesy Staley-Wise Gallery, New York

Editor’s Note: Harry Benson is an ASMP Life Member.

Cross-posted from The Guardian

Ralph Lauren looking through a peephole, Donna Karen doing some last-minute fiddling, Vivienne Westwood fixing a hat … the Scottish-born photographer caught the golden age of American fashion.

Benson, who celebrated his 90th birthday last month, is best known for photographing the Beatles and for having been a witness to many of the major political and social events in modern history. This exhibition shows a lesser known side to his career: the fashion world.

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