As Peter Beard celebrates his birthday today, why not lose yourself in his legacy
with the newly reissued Into the Wild, which chronicles his romance with Kenya — all 706 pages worth?
The book documents both the African wilderness and a man’s fascination with it, transforming already powerful scenes through the photographer’s signature mixed-media manipulation and collage work. The result is both commanding and electrifying: breathtaking (and at times shocking) photographs mixed in with diary entries, ephemera and newspaper clippings, plus a shot of high glamour with appearances by Veruschka, Mick Jagger, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Andy Warhol…

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