R.F.K.: A Photographer's Journal (Hardcover)
Harry Benson's images capture the intimate family outings and outdoor adventures with friends alongside every moment of Bobby Kennedy's brief but unforgettable presidential run from the announcement of his candidacy in 1968, all the way thorugh to his assassination and the long, sweltering funeral procession to Arlington Cemetery.
About the Author
Scottish-born photojournalist Harry Benson arrived in America with the Beatles in 1964 and stayed. Benson has photographed every U.S. president from Eisenhower to George W. Bush; was just feet away from Bobby Kennedy the night he was assassinated and in the room with Richard Nixon when he resigned; witnessed both the construction and demolition of the Berlin Wall; and covered the Gulf War and the struggle in Afghanistan. Among numerous honors, Benson has twice been named NPPA Magazine Photographer of the Year and twice received the Leica Medal of Excellence; in 2005, he received the Lucie Award for Lifetime Achievement in Portrait Photography. He has worked under contract for "Life, Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest," and other publications, had 40 solo exhibitions, and released 11 books, including "Harry Benson's Glasgow" (Black & White, 2007) and "Tivoli Gardens"(Abrams, 2007).