Author by Beowulf Sheehan

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Perhaps the foremost literary portrait photographer working today, Beowulf Sheehan is known for the beauty, nuance, and insight of his haunting compositions. His eagerly awaited first book, Author (Black Dog & Leventhal, $40),  presents two hundred of his finest portraits of prominent writers, playwrights, historians, journalists, and poets such as Roxane Gay, Patti Smith, Masha Gessen, Karl Ove Knausgaard, and J.K. Rowling. Working in both color and black-and-white, Sheehan created these images in a variety of settings—the photographer’s studio, the subject’s home, concert halls, public spaces—and all bring out new facets of figures we’ve grown to know and love through their words. Sheehan introduces the volume with an essay recalling some of his most memorable moments with the amazing people he’s photographed.

Author: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan Cover Image
By Beowulf Sheehan, Salman Rushdie (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780316515153
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 9th, 2018

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