Owen Edwards has written about photography for more than 30 years for numerous publications including American Photographer, New York Times Magazine, and Smithsonian. Steven M. L. Aronson, a former book publisher, is a writer and editor. He edited and published Peter Beard's book Longing for Darkness and wrote the T.V. special The End of the Game. He is the author of HYPE and the co-author of Savage Grace. Ruth Ansel is an award-winning art director known for her innovative design at many of America's top fashion and cultural magazines since the 1960s. Ansel Design Studio (est. 1992) has produced international fashion campaigns and books with photographers including Peter Beard, Richard Avedon, and Annie Leibovitz. Nejma Beard is the Executive Director of the Peter Beard Studio. Her spirit and experience are synchronous with Beard's-having been born and raised in Kenya. This deep familiarity and a devotion to a place and a people formed their unique collaborative relationship. Primary to her work is a deep concern for the future of the world and a commitment to ecologic and humanitarian efforts. David Fahey is co-owner of the Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles. During his 31-year career in the field, he has collaborated on over 45 fine art photography books. He is the co-vice president of the Herb Ritts Foundation and serves on the Photography Advisory Council for the J. Paul Getty Museum. Peter Beard (1938-2020) began taking photographs and keeping diaries from early childhood. By the time he graduated from Yale University, he had developed a keen interest in Africa. Throughout the 1960s and '70s he worked in Tsavo Park, the Aberdares, and Lake Turkana in Kenya's northern frontier. A constant creator, Beard the chronicler photographed, wrote, drew, collaged, and assembled a history of his life experiences and our own.
"All of Peter Beard's best work in one place." * AVENUE Magazine,
New York *
"Beautiful, heart-rending images." * The Guardian, London *
"...expect to discover a captivating collage of photography, ecology and diary writing." * GQ.co.uk *
"TASCHEN's ode to Peter Beard and his work on the American and African continents." * vogue.com *
"For all the hedonism [Beard] remained dedicated to showing how the African continent had been plundered through his unique images." * The Times, London *
"A fitting tribute to the late, great photographer." * forbes.com *