The "Of Beards and Men" book includes 150 portraits along with a brief "bio" of each bearded gent. The book with text edited by Anastasia Faunce, includes essays written by Douglas Beasley (photographer and educator), George Slade (photography historian, writer, consultant, and curator / re:photographica), and Andy Sturdevant (arts writer). In addition the book includes an interview by Beardreverd and brief statement by New York Times photography critic Vicki Goldberg.

The book is a handsomely designed and exquisitely printed coffee table/art book. It was printed with traditional/UV offset printing on heavy premium grade paper. There are three editions to choose from: a slipcase edition, a hardcover edition, and a softcover edition. The slipcase and hardcover editions incorporate foil stamping and a tip-in photo. The softcover edition was produced with a soft-touch laminate and foil-stamping and includes a special foil-stamped, french fold dust jacket.

"Of Beards and Men" was released December 2013 and is available now on this website under the category "Book: Available Now" found under "Portfolios". Browse through the 3 options and select the shopping cart on the bottom of the screen for pricing and purchasing via PayPal.

It is also available on Amazon at these links (slipcase), (hardcover), (softcover).




April 2014: Finalist, AIGA/MN 2014 Design Show

June 2014: Bronze Winner, 2014 Independent Publishers (IPPY) Award

August 2014: Finalist, INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks

June 2015: Finalist, Athens Photo Festival 2015 (The Photobook Show), Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

July 2015: Finalist, Foreground Competition 
for Best Independently Published Art or Photography Book




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