powerHouse Books, Hardcover, 9781576875889, 320pp.
Publication Date: November 29, 2011
New York New York combines the talents of renowned photographer Harry Benson with text by society columnist Hilary Geary Ross to create a stunning portrait of New York’s best-known citizens. From captains of industry, politicians, movie stars, dancers, artists, and best-selling authors to celebrated athletes and society doyennes, New York New York captures the glamour of Manhattan from the early 60s to today in hundreds of black-and-white and color photographs. Subjects include Diane Sawyer, Halston, Truman Capote, Robert Redford, Neil Simon, Tom Wolfe, Norman Mailer, Spike Lee, Malcolm Forbes, Al Pacino, Lauren Hutton, Lena Horne, Andy Warhol, Yogi Bera, Jackie Kennedy, Gerard Butler, Cindy Lauper, Daryl Hannah, Mario Cuomo, Birdie Bell, Donald Trump, Brooke Astor, Yoko Ono, Woody Allen, and Michael Kors, among many, many others.
Scottish born photojournalist Harry Benson was the most published photographer in "LIFE "magazine before it closed and continues to photograph for major magazines including "Vanity Fair" and "Vice." In 2009, Queen Elizabeth named Benson a Commander of Order of the British Empire (CBE). Benson has had 40 one-man exhibitions of his work in the U.S. and Europe and is the author of 14 books including "R.F.K.: A Photographer's Journal" (powerHouse Books, 2008), and "Harry Benson: Photographs" (powerHouse Books, 2009). Benson lives in New York and Florida with his wife, Gigi, who works with him on his exhibitions and books. Their two daughters live and work in Los Angeles.
" With his camera Benson offers us glimpses of rarely seen moments - Mario Cuomo playing basketball with his son, Daryl Hannah climbing a tree in Central Park- all taken in the city he now calls home."
-Town & Country
"New York New York, with iconic photographs by Harry Benson and text by Hilary Geary Ross, offers an intimate and glamorous trip back in time."