Harry Benson - Mallett London
‘Prolific photojournalist and portrait photographer,’ Harry Benson CBE’s first major retrospective, 50 years behind the lens, runs from February 4th – 15th at Mallett London.
Glasgow born Benson started work for the Daily Sketch in 1956 and went on to have his work printed in Vanity Fair and TIME magazine, among other greats. Harry Benson has exhibited over 40 solo shows, published 14 books, and he has been rewarded for his contribution to photography by being awarded an honorary fellowship at the Royal Photographic Society and a CBE in 2009.
Benson’s wide spanning career has allowed him to document; Beattlemania, the band’s defining Paris tour, American Presidents including Barack Obama, as well as the tragic aftermath of natural disaster hurricane Katrina and the Berlin wall’s erection and destruction.
John Jones has had the pleasure to frame Benson’s long awaited retrospective. Our talented team of craftsmen dry mounted the pigment prints onto aluminium sheets before fitting them into museum standard black frames. What makes our frames ‘museum standard’ is the high quality foil cover fitting that lines our frames and prevents the photographic paper from touching the conservation grade tulip wood which can cause discolouration. The chosen 3mm UV Perspex also prevents harmful rays, to keep the contrasting monochrome scale that Benson is known for from fading. To find out more about our museum standard materials please follow this link