An author who determines his life Karen Blixen
It is the reading of Out of Africa at 17 that comes radically overturn the lives of Peter Beard. He falls deeply love with Africa.
Six years later, he bought a ranch "Hog Ranch" in Kenya, located a few meters from the property of his now mentor Karen Blixen.
The double life of Peter Beard
The life of Peter Beard is located halfway between two worlds which are total opposites: between the splendor of New York life with his friends Warhol, Mick Jagger or Truman Capote, and the authentic Africa, he fights to save.
But these two worlds come together as they forge between them the various photographer inspirations.
An artist at the frontiers of the photo and painting
His work goes far beyond simple photography. Deeply human, it is also a poignant testimony to the wild Africa and the survival of its species. He dedicates such a fascination for wildlife that includes them in his creations up to include dried blood but also drawings, collages, calligraphy found in his notebooks, world famous.
Images that reflect denounce and affect
His images as their author touch because they reflect a more innocent world, not yet destroyed by overcrowding and poverty.
Year after year the value of this fascinating and seductive artist has steadily increased to more than £400,000 for some pictures.
Images: courtesy of Kohn and Villa Grisebach.