Alan Koppel Gallery presents
AUTHOR: Portraits of Writers from and beyond the Pages of Author: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan
Alan Koppel Gallery, 806 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610
Opening reception 6:00PM to 8:00PM Wednesday, December 5, 2018
AUTHOR presents a select body of work celebrating the vitality and diversity of literary luminaries in our society. Working in the fields of drama, fiction, memoir, nonfiction, and poetry, these artists of letters are among the many making significant contributions to history and culture through the stories they tell.
AUTHOR is the companion exhibition to Author: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan, a monograph capturing the essence of 200 writers, historians, journalists, playwrights, and poets from 35 countries, from Roxane Gay to Masha Gessen, Patti Smith to Zadie Smith, Karl Ove Knausgaard to J.K. Rowling, and Jonathan Franzen to Toni Morrison. A treasured gift for readers and lovers of portrait photography, Author is the only book of its kind to appear in more than a decade.
Partial proceeds from both print and book sales will benefit BookUp, a program of the National Book Foundation to inspire reading by students in underserved communities across the country. Reading isn't just fundamental. It is a vital gateway to a successful life. www.nationalbook.org/programs/bookup
Beowulf Sheehan is a photographer of figures and performance in the arts, entertainment, and the humanities. Through 2018, he has photographed better than eight hundred biographers, journalists, novelists, poets, and playwrights from more than fifty countries. His work has been published and exhibited internationally, in the likes of Elle, Esquire, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Time, Vanity Fair, and Vogue and at the Museum of the City of New York, Dostoevsky Museum, International Center of Photography, and Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Author: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan, published October 9, 2018, by Black Dog & Leventhal, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, is his first book.
Tremendous thanks to all for this exhibition:
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