Harry Benson: Shoot First


Saturday March 4th, 2017 4:15pm Erskine room
Sunday March 5th, 2017 4:15pm Vesuvius room

Harry Benson: Shoot First

First well-known for his exuberant shots of The Beatles having a pillow fight, Harry Benson was both a celebrity photographer and a serious photojournalist. He attributed his success to being there and ready to shoot, as he was when Robert F. Kennedy was gunned down, during civil rights clashes, and in famine-stalked refugee camps. But key to the other side of his work, Harry’s charm and story-telling draw us in, showing why so many people trusted him enough to open up. Packed full of his photographs and affectionate tributes, this highly entertaining film also touches on the cost and responsibility of being an artist-journalist.

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