Scottish born photojournalist Harry Benson was the most published photographer in Life magazine before it closed, and is currently under contract to Vanity Fair and Architectural Digest. When Queen Elizabeth’s 2009 New Year’s Honors List was announced recently, Benson was named a Commander 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 13 books including R.F.K.: A Photographer’s Journal (powerHouse Books, 2008), and Harry Bens on’s America (Harry N. Abrams, 2005). 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.
John Loring is the former New York Bureau Chief of Architectural Digest and a contributing writer for over 30 years, and is the former Design Director for Tiffany & Co. He has written over 25 books on style and social history. A graduate of Yale University, Loring completed four years of graduate studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and has an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute.