January 31, 2013
Hundreds of bearded men strutted their stuff at the 2009 annual World Beard and Moustache Championships in Anchorage, Alaska, and photographer Matthew Rainwaters was there to capture it all. This resulted in a collection of portraits featuring the bushiest, most stylish, and downright weirdest beards from around the world and a photo book published by Chronicle titled “BEARD.” Taken straight on, the photographs are stark and stunning-the beards speak for themselves. (See more images from the exhibit below.)
The Artist Reception at Visions Gallery will include a book signing of the BEARD photo book by Matthew Rainwaters and also will feature the Beard Photo Booth, a place to get a photo of your real beard or try on a fake beard.
Exhibition: Jan. 31 – April 11, 2013
Artist Reception: Jan. 31 from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Visions Gallery (2055 E. Harbor Boulevard – at the Marriott Ventura Beach)
All images ©Matthew Rainwaters