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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Peter Beard

Born: Peter Hill Beard 
Other: Peter H. Beard 
Dates:  1938, 22 January -
Born:  US, NY, New York
Active:  Africa
American photographer who works in Africa. His photographs are often combined with text and painting.

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Readings on, or by, individual photographers 
Beard, Peter, 1965, The End of the Game: The Old Africa and the New, (New York: The Viking Press) [Δ
Beard, Peter, 1979, The Last Word from Paradise, ([Tokyo: Seibu Museum of Art]) [Δ
Beard, Peter, 1990, The Eyelids of Morning: The Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men [Δ
Beard, Peter, 1993, Diary, From a Dead Man's Wallet: Confessions of a Bookmaker, (Tokyo, Japan: Libro Port Publishing Co.) [Δ
Beard, Peter, 1999, Peter Beard: Fifty Years of Portraits [Δ
Beard, Peter, 2004, Zara's Tales: Perilous Escapades in Equatorial Africa, (Knopf) isbn-10: 0679426590 isbn-13: 978-0679426592 [Δ
Beard, Peter & Caujolle, Christian, 2009, Peter Beard (Photofile), (Thames & Hudson) isbn-10: 0500410968 isbn-13: 978-0500410967 [Δ
Bowermaster, Jon, 1993, The Adventures and Misadventures of Peter Beard in Africa, (Bullfinch Press) isbn-10: 0821219073 isbn-13: 978-0821219072 [Δ
Edwards, Owen et al., 2008, Peter Beard, (Taschen) isbn-10: 383650877X isbn-13: 978-3836508773 [2 volumes] [Δ
If you feel this list is missing a significant book or article please let me know - Alan -
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Family history 
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All photographs by this photographer 

Internet biographies

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Wikipedia has a biography of this photographer.Show on this siteGo to website
Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website

Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

• Evans, Martin Marix (Executive ed.) 1995 Contemporary Photographers [Third Edition] (St. James Press - An International Thomson Publishing Company) [Expensive reference work but highly informative.] 
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