Harry Benson: Seeing America
Glasgow-born photographer Harry Benson arrived in America with the Beatles in 1964. This exhibition of his work explores Benson’s fascination with the political and historical events that unfolded in America in the 1960s and 1970s and the ensuing development of his career, especially as a renowned portrait photographer.
Running from 12 August to 3 December, this exhibition will remain open to all visitors to the Festival of Politics.
Photo: President John F. Kennedy, 1961 © Harry Benson
Maggie’s Just Incase
The travelling exhibit is part of Festival of Architecture 2016.
Maggie’s Centres were inspired by the experience of Maggie Keswick with the aim of ensuring free support to people affected by cancer. Beginning in Edinburgh, there are now 19 Maggie’s Centres across the UK. This beautifully-crafted and poignant exhibition is a repository of 12 objects from 12 people associated with the Scottish Centres. It includes an item called ‘Maggie’s hair’ from husband Charles Jencks, a hand-print from the late architect Zaha Hadid, and an origami image by renowned architect Frank Gehry. The case was designed by Willie Brown and students from Edinburgh College of Art.