Episode 18

Behind the Scenes with Legendary Achievers

With Henry Grossman
Episode 18

Behind the Scenes with Legendary Achievers

With Henry Grossman

Prolific of Photographer. Actor. Performer at the Metropolitan Opera. Expert in Classical Portraiture.

Henry Grossman has interacted at close hand with - and captured beautifully, for posterity - some of the living legends of our time. Not at one point in time, but for decade upon decade, many times over. He has been one of the most acclaimed photographers in America ever since he took his first published shot of the former First Lady - and remarkable leader - Eleanor Roosevelt. He went on to take some of the most well-known, iconic images of Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy, Nelson Mandela, and an array of prominent artists and actors.

An actor and Wagnerian tenor, Henry has also performed at the Metropolitan Opera, and been a friend of Luciano Pavarotti. He formed a close bond with The Beatles and photographed them extensively between 1964 and 1968, enjoying unprecedented access to their homes, to photograph them informally with their friends and families. Through the authentic manner in which Henry has captured and connected with living legends, Henry is a living legend.

  • Beautiful stories and amazing pics. Thank you so much Prof. Wadhwa for this chance of hearing from Henry Grossman! Lavinia Martins
  • Bravo, Henry! Your photos and stories are a treasure for all of us. Carol Hauptfuhrer
  • Thank you so much for sharing all of these wonderful photos and stories. What a beautiful gift you have given the world! Anna Pavlick

In this episode of Intersections, Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa has a conversation with Henry Grossman on the topic “Behind the Scenes with Legendary Achievers”.

What do public figures - like Presidents, renowned opera singers and Hollywood celebrities - reveal in their private moments? What is the source of their charisma? How can we accelerate trust and connection-building with people we are drawn to getting close to - especially if they are busy public figures?

“It is important to know who people are. What made them? What pushed them into being what they’ve become now.”
Henry Grossman

The episode “Behind the Scenes with Legendary Achievers” offers key insights on:

  • How are public figures like like Presidents, renowned opera singers and Hollywood celebrities so charismatic
  • What is the power of appreciate inquiry and where to look for inspiration and beauty
  • How to seek fulfillment and become non-attached to outcomes

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