Harry Benson on Capturing the Defining Moments of 20th Century America

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The Beatles and Muhammad Ali in HARRY BENSON: SHOOT FIRST, a Magnolia Pictures release.

Photographer Harry Benson, the subject of the documentary, “Harry Benson: Shoot First” discusses the film along with director Matthew Miele, who co-directed it with Justin Bare. Benson has been there to photograph the most monumental figures of the 20th century, from The Beatles to Michael Jackson, from the Kennedys to the Clintons. The film tells the story about how a young photographer from Glasgow ended up giving us the definitive portraits of some of the most important people of our time. 

Opens Friday December 9th at the IFC Center (323 6th Avenue). There will be Q&As with Harry Benson, Matthew Miele, and producer Heather Silverman for the 7:20 p.m. show both Friday and Saturday