David Mead's "Magnificent Specimens" of Extreme Beards

Posted by David Ozanich — 17 Jan 2011

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In 2009, photographer David Mead headed to Anchorage, Alaska for the World Beard and Mustache Championship. He took many portraits of the contestants and aficionados of the facial hair arts. "Magnificent Specimens" is the result of his "epic beard photography" and it's currently on view at the Land Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

If you can't make it to Portland by the time the show closes on February 7th, you can order the 2011 calendar seen below.

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Via the Picture Show where you can see a slideshow of more portraits.

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