Don’t Miss the Neil Benson Photo Exhibit: Phila. Movers+ Shakers

Richard Nixon and the MOVE conflagration.  Miss America and Mick Jagger.  Pope John II and Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt.  Mayor Rizzo with Queen Elizabeth. (Huh?)

Before Philadelphia Dumpster Divers co-founder Neil Benson embarked on his full-time, found-object art career, he was a staff photographer for Philadelphia Magazine (1975-90), and his Philly-centric images appeared in Time, Life, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News.

15_08_03 1 Neil Agnew NixonEarly Benson:  Spiro Agnew and Richard Nixon strike a pose at Independence Hall for the signing of the Manpower Revenue Sharing Act on October 20, 1972 Continue reading