Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Once There Was a Way...: Photographs of the Beatles

by Harry Benson

‘An extraordinary record of an extraordinary time’
– The Daily Express

‘Iconic images of the Fab Four at their best’
– The Bookseller

‘About as good as it gets for Beatles fans’
– Sky Text

Harry Benson was a young photographer for the Daily Express when he joined The Beatles in Paris at the beginning of their first international tour. This heralded the start of his uniquely intimate but tumultuous two-and-a-half year relationship with the world's most famous band: a period in which he chronicled the amazing excesses of Beatlemania in a style unmatched by any other photographer.

Harry Benson chronicled the eye of the hurricane: four young men who caused a phenomenon the likes of which had never been seen before – nor since.

Over a glittering 50-year career Harry Benson has covered the central events and personalities of our time. His unforgettable images have found their way onto the pages (and often the covers) of such major magazines as Life, Vanity Fair, the New Yorker and People. He has twice been named magazine photographer of the year by the National Press Photographers Association.

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