Fort Greene store:
Thursday, October 11, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Beowulf Sheehan presents Author: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan
In conversation with Violaine Huisman
Visual presentation and discussion
Beowulf Sheehan is considered his generation's foremost literary portrait photographer, having made portraits of the literary luminaries of our time across the globe. In Author, Sheehan presents the most intimate and revealing portraits of artists from Roxane Gay to Masha Gessen, Patti Smith to Zadie Smith, Karl Ove Knausgaard to J.K. Rowling, Jonathan Franzen to Toni Morrison, and many more. Following an enlightening foreword by Salman Rushdie, Beowulf shares an essay offering insights in the poignant and memorable moments he experienced while making these portraits, shot in his studio, in their homes, in shopping malls and concert halls, on rooftops and in parking lots, on the beach and among trees, surrounded by flowers and in clock towers. Greenlight is honored to host Beowulf to launch his new book with a visual presentation and discussion with writer, translator and curator Violaine Huisman, followed by a wine reception.