Celebrity photographer Harry Benson CBE has put himself up for auction to help a fellow photojournalist who was injured in a car crash.

Benson (pictured), who has photographed every US president since Eisenhower, said he was shocked to hear news that photographer Derek Blair had been seriously hurt.

So, Benson agreed to help raise funds for Derek by giving people the chance to win an all-expenses paid lunch with him at a top restaurant in Glasgow.

The pair met three years ago when Blair photographed Benson for a Daily Record feature in New York, according to the Scottish Press Photographers Association which is organising the dinner date.

The auction has been extended until 24 June.

For details of the auction visit

To make a donation contact Kenny Smith at or call 07809 450119.

Picture credit: Derek Blair