Harry Benson: Being There

April 27, 2007 – September 3, 2007

 President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan, The White House 1985, © Harry Benson

National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets, NW
Washington, DC

2nd Floor, North

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This exhibition features approximately 100 photographs—beginning with the era of the Beatles to 9/11—by New York-based, Scotland-born photographer Harry Benson. Divided into several sections, his photographs chart a fascinating course mapping the worlds of politics and culture, sports and celebrity.

Sections include The British in America with the Beatles, Germaine Greer, and Francis Bacon; America in Crisis with Martin Luther King, the Robert Kennedy assassination, Carl Bernstein, and Bob Woodward; The Stars Come Out with Barbra Streisand, Johnny Carson, and Greta Garbo; The Mirror Cracked with Johnny Cochran, Michael Jackson, and Mike Tyson; and Twenty-first Century with Rudy Giuliani, General Schwarzkopf, and George W. Bush.

Organized by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.