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Beard Of The Week

Nov 26 2014 @ 9:44am

A reader writes:

The recent discussions on The Dish on Gamergate, Dr. Matt Taylor’s shirt, and the the vaguely generalized anxiety over the decline of male culture, has been exhilarating, exasperating, unnamed (19)and maddening! I can honestly say it’s the single issue where I feel a viscerally negative reaction to parts of your stated opinion. But, as a bright blue dot in the midst of the deep red state of Texas, I’ve long ago had to learn to look past a few points of disagreement for the sake of a friendship. And we are still friends, aren’t we? I hope so.

This debate, along with your long-standing interest in the beard as a quintessential symbol of masculinity and your commitment to highlighting contemporary portrait photography, has actually had a significant impact on my work as a visual artist. I’m a photographer who works using the technologically obsolete, hand-made process known as Wet Collodion, or Tintype, first invented in 1851. This is the process that was used by the British photographer Roger Fenton, whose work during the Crimean War was likely influential in the popularization of the long beard for British men in the mid-19th century, as you mention in this post.

My colleague Bryan Wing and I are the team Project Barbatype.

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Beard Of The Week

Oct 30 2014 @ 3:38pm

Midterm edition:


A reader nominates it:

This guy is running for Florida State Senate as an independent in central Florida. His name is Devin Norton, and you can find other pictures and information on his Facebook.

Beard Of The Week

Oct 24 2014 @ 2:55pm

Beard Of The Week

Oct 10 2014 @ 9:38am

And probably the most creative first pitch you have ever seen:

Beard Of The Week

Oct 4 2014 @ 3:00pm


Genista flags a photo series:

The Singh Project is a wonderful, celebratory look at a modern, multicultural Britain and features members of the Sikh community. British photographers Amit and Naroop are exhibiting 35 very different portraits as a visual exploration of faith, style and identity. These intimate images highlight two very important symbols of the Sikh lifestyle – the beard and the turban (Dahar). The turban in particular is a representation of honor, self-respect, courage, spirituality, and piety. Sikh men (and women) wear the turban to cover their long, uncut hair (kesh), and are also seen in this series brandishing a traditional Sikh sword (kirpan).

Previous BOTWs here.

Beard Of The Week

Sep 23 2014 @ 12:49pm

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That’s Vin Diesel’s new look – as posted on his Facebook page – for the upcoming movie, The Last Witch Hunter. Not everyone is impressed. And, of course, it’s almost certainly a fake. It’s still pretty bad-ass for pogonophiles like me.

Beard Of The Week

Sep 19 2014 @ 1:41pm

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It’s from Tindafella’s Tumblr, wherein the bearded jokester has a hell of a lot of social media parody fun.

Beard Of The Week

Sep 11 2014 @ 3:01pm

Gibraltar Celebrates National Day

A Gibraltarian with the beard with the colors of the Gibraltar flag is seen during during Gibraltar National Day celebrations on September 10, 2014. The day commemorates Gibraltar’s first sovereignty referendum of 1967, in which Gibraltarian voters were asked whether they wished to either pass under Spanish sovereignty, or remain under British sovereignty, with institutions of self-government. By Sergio Camacho/Getty Images.

Beard Of The Week

Jul 26 2014 @ 5:25pm

The Daily Mail, of course, did not approve.

Beard Of The Week, Ctd

Jul 15 2014 @ 2:20pm


The Dish’s daddy beard from April follows up:

I thought you might enjoy our progress. Thanks!


Previous BOTWs here.