Beowulf Sheehan

An author whose work will be familiar to many as he is widely considered the pre-eminent photographer of his (younger) generation of authors, Beowulf Sheehan is here today to present his dynamic new book, Author: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan (Black Dog & Leventhal). Over two hundred prominent writers, playwrights, poets, journalists, and historians are included, photographs that will be familiar and new at once.  

"Beowulf Sheehan reveals authors pictured in that twilight place between how we see ourselves and how the world sees us, and in every perfect shot he takes his love for words and books and the people who make them shows through."—Neil Gaiman.

"Beowulf is a visionary artist, and his work is beautiful and moving and revelatory. Like all great artists, he has the ability to see into and through his subject, and then to reveal the hidden strengths and vulnerabilities of those subjects in his portraiture. Each portrait will open a window for you to see in new ways, with new clarity, new perception."—Jesmyn Ward.

Date: 
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 3:00pm
Location: 
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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