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.
About the Author
Hilary Geary Ross is the Society Editor for Quest and Q magazines. She has written the monthly “Appearances” column for Quest since 1998, chronicling social activities worldwide. Ross has been part of the NYC, Palm Beach, and Southampton social circuit her entire life and maintains houses in each of those locations. She has been featured in Town and Country, W, Architectural Digest, Avenue Magazine, and House and Garden, among others. She is presently the President of The Blenheim Foundation Board and on the Palm Beach Preservation Board. She is married to Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., and is the mother of two sons and two stepdaughters.
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.
Praise for New York New York…
" 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."