Photographer, HENRY GROSSMAN began his freelance career shooting assignments and covers for Life Magazine, The New York Times, Time magazine, Newsweek, Paris-Match and others. The range and diversity of his subjects included prominent political figures (the three Kennedy brothers, Richard Nixon, Nelson Mandela) to painters, sculptors and writers (Alexander Calder, Kurt Vonnegut, Vladimir Nabokov) and, especially performing artists (Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Martha Graham, Rudolph Nureyev, Leonard Bernstein, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Leontyne Price, Jimi Hendrix, Barbra Streisand, Thelonious Monk.) On November 23, 1963, Henry’s portraits of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson were featured on the front page of the New York Times ’ announcement of the assassination of the president. The breadth of Henry’s time and work with the Beatles — having documented them in both professional and personal realms— marks his singular place in history as one of, if not the most, prolific and comprehensive photographers of the Beatles. Only a few years older than the Beatles themselves, and bringing his background in classical music and journalism into their shared experiences, he developed an immediate and unique rapport with them. In addition to covering their 1964 appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show , Henry joined them at several different locations while filming the movie Help! . He also was with them in Wales during their legendary personal meeting with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Considered a trusted friend, Henry enjoyed unprecedented access and was invited into the Beatles’ homes to spend time with them, photographing them informally with their friends and families. *


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