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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Rare Chess Genius Bobby Fischer Photos in Harry Benson Book

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Hi everyone, 
Harry Benson’s rare, exclusive photos of chess genius Bobby Fischer taken during the historic World Chess Championship match in Iceland in 1972 have been collected by powerHouse Books. Benson met Fischer in Argentina, during the qualifiers for the match, and followed him through his training and conditioning in New York, during the many weeks of the match, and was there in the winning moment to document Fischer’s historic victory. Fischer was a known recluse, and Benson was one of the very few people he would talk to throughout these defining moments in his life. Here is a nice video of the book 'Bobby Fischer'.
Scottish born photojournalist Harry Benson was the most published photographer in LIFE magazine before it closed and continues to photograph for many major magazines. In 2009, Queen Elizabeth named Benson a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Benson lives in New York and Florida with his wife, Gigi, who works with him on his exhibitions and books. 

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