The University of Saint Francis Presents
“An Evening With Harry Benson”
The School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis will
host “An Evening with Harry Benson,” who will share his photographic
experiences and technical expertise through the Canon Explorers of
Light program on Wednesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the North Campus
Auditorium (2702 Spring St.) as part of the Closer Look Lecture
Series. A book signing will immediately follow the lecture.
Benson is known for his work with literally hundreds of the world’s
famous faces, including the Beatles, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael
Jackson, and Truman Capote. His photos of First Families – featuring
the Kennedy’s, the Clintons and others – have been on exhibit at
galleries across the nation.
A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Benson came to America with The
Beatles in 1964. He began working for LIFE magazine in 1967 and
continued with LIFE until it closed in 2002. Now under contract to
Vanity Fair, his photographs appear in major magazines throughout
America and Europe. Recently, Benson has been awarded with the 2005
Lucy International Award for Lifetime Achievement in Portraits, the
2005 American Photo Magazine Award for Achievement in Photography and
the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Scottish Press
Photographers Association. Benson was also given a Doctorate of
Letters from Glasgow University in 2007.
He will narrate a slide show of some of his enduring images and
answer questions from the audience before adjourning. A book signing
will immediately follow the lecture.
This lecture is free to the public and made possible by the Canon
Explorers of Light Program, Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, the
Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information, contact the School of Creative Arts at 260-434-
7591 or visit the website at www.sf.edu/art.
The School of Creative Arts (SOCA) is an accredited school by the
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890, is a comprehensive
university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offering
undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 2,100 students from
a broad geographic region.