Up Close and Personal with Harry Benson

Cassius Clay (before he became Muhammad Ali) knocking out the Beatles. Photo by Harry Benson

Harry Benson has been featured in LIFE, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and more. He’s had 40 solo exhibits, including at The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. He’s photographed every US President from Eisenhower to 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.

He has photographed Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Winston Churchill, Princess Diana, Muhammed Ali, Jacqueline Kennedy, The Shah of Iran, Amy Winehouse, Andy Warhol, Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson, Truman Capote, Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton, The Rolling Stones, and more.

In this popular series, author, journalist, and investigative reporter Ivor Davis speaks with a rotating guest list of extraordinary individuals. He will speak with Benson on February 24th from 6-8pm at the Museum of Ventura County and Zoom.

Proof of vaccination will be required on arrival for in-person attendees. Masks will be required for this event. If you need a mask, they will provide one.

Museum members who register for this event (either in person or via Zoom) will be entered into a drawing to receive an autographed copy of Harry Benson’s “Harry Benson: Persons of Interest.” Become a member now and register for this event for your opportunity to receive the autographed book.

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