Born in New York City in 1938, Peter Beard
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 Rudolf in Kenya’s northern frontier. He is a
constant creator, Beard the chronicler photographs, writes draws,
collages and assembles a history of his life experiences and our own. He
lives in New York City, Long Island, and Kenya with his wife, Nejma,
and daughter, Zara.
is Peter Beard’s agent and 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 forms their unique collaborative relationship.
Primary to her work is a deep concern for the future of the world and a
commitment to ecologic efforts. She curates exhibitions, art-directs
photo shoots, and edits and assists with all Beard publications.
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.
has written about photography for 30 years, for the American Photographer, New York Times Magazine, New York
magazine, The Village Voice, Saturday Review, Vogue, Smithsonian
magazine, and many other publications.
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
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.