The photographer Peter Beard died at the age of 82. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Famous for such African-themed photography collections as the End of the Game (1965) and Zara’s Tales: Perilous Escapades in Equatorial Africa (2004), this American-born visual artist had his work exhibited at New York’s International Center of Photography and at Paris’ Centre National de la Photographie, among other major venues.
The son of Anson McCook Beard, Jr. and Roseanne Hoar Beard and the great-grandson of Great Northern Railway founder James Jerome Hill, he spent his youth in New York and Alabama. After divorcing his first two wives — socialite Minnie Cushing and model Cheryl Tiegs — he raised a daughter named Zara with his third wife, Nejma Khanum.
I didn’t feel the tusk go through me. But I did feel this sort of freight elevator coming down, popping the chicken bones, you know. It blinded me. Everything was black. It was bright noon day sun. You mustn’t get walked on by elephants.
Elephants are like humans. They are very smart, very logical.
My family was never happy with me. I could just say that across the board.
I’ve never gotten a release from any person. I’m not a businessman; I’m on the side of common sense. Releases ruin the atmosphere of photography.
The last thing left in nature is the beauty of women.