The Beatles mugging, President Richard Nixon resigning, the Reagans dancing, IRA bigwigs lying in state. A few of the spontaneous moments captured by intrepid Scottish photojournalist Harry Benson. The maverick lensman strives for what he calls "pictures with air in them." Given the countless scenes he has shot over the years for Fleet Street tabloids and major American publications, there's enough air there to oxygenate an entire planet. Accompanying "The Beatles Now and Then," an exhibition of Fab Four photos co-presented by New York's Staley+Wise Gallery and Miami's a-d Gallery at the Miami Beach Books & Books, Benson comes to Miami this weekend to plug his latest book, Harry Benson: Fifty Years in Pictures. He spoke on the phone from New York City, fresh from snapping Mayor Michael Bloomberg for The New Yorker.
The Fab Four in 1964 through the eyes of Harry Benson
Appears at 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, and at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Books & Books, 933 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, where "The Beatles Now and Then" runs through June 4. Call 305-442-4408 or 305-532-3222.