Fascinated by Africa and the writings of Karen Blixen, Peter Beard (b. 1938) was twenty-four years old when he moved to Kenya, where he built up an exceptional body of work. His images of wild animals such as crocodiles and elephants, and of the land in all its purity and its wildness, are a huge collage of his experiences. This book features mainly photos from Africa, together with pages from his photographic journals.
Christian Caujolle studied in Paris with Michel Foucault, Roland Barthes, and Pierre Bourdieu. He worked as Picture Director at Libération before founding the VU’ photo agency in 1986.