As the Reagans' favorite photographer, Harry Benson has long enjoyed a special relationship with the former first family, photographing them numerous times for Life and Vanity Fairmagazines. His photographs of the couple, taken at the White House and at the Reagans' homes and ranches, are intimate and appealing records of a happy and fulfilling marriage.
Recently, Nancy Reagan invited Benson to photograph the couple together one last time, a bittersweet occasion given the former president's Alzheimer's Disease. That portrait and others spanning nearly 40 years are gathered together in this charming book, which also contains an introduction by Patti Davis about her parents, as well as Benson's own memories of his encounters with the Reagans. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Harry Benson became a photojournalist working for English newspapers in his early 20s. Assigned to cover the Beatles, he accompanied them to America in 1964 and then made New York his base. He began working for Life magazine in 1967 and subsequently worked for People, shooting over 100 covers, and is currently under contract to Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. He has had 38 one-man exhibitions of his photographs. His many books include Abrams' recent Harry Benson: 50 Years in Pictures. Benson lives in New York City with his wife, Gigi, and two daughters. Patti Davis is the author of five books, including a spiritual memoir about her father. Davis is currently working on a novel. She lives in Santa Monica, California. Gigi Benson has coordinated Harry Benson's exhibitions and book-related projects for 35 years. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.