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Beard Of The Week, Ctd

Jan 30 2015 @ 9:00am


Our long-time hirsute reader sends an update:

I kept going back to The Dish all day on Wednesday hoping there would be at least one more post after “A Note To My Readers“. It’s been ten years since I started visiting your blog on a daily or sometimes hourly basis, depending on what was happening in the world. I was honored to be a part of The Dish with my BOTD pics on not one but three occasions this year [here and here, including the year-end contest].

I will leave you with one last beard pic in your honor. You will be greatly missed.

Likewise. And every one of these BOTWs will be missed as well. Bonus beards after the jump:

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Beards Of The Week

Jan 27 2015 @ 11:47am

Previous BOTWs here.

Beard Of The Week

Jan 16 2015 @ 8:35pm

A reader writes:

I submit as a candidate this photo of my friend, snapped by his wife, both of Northfield, Minnesota, with kittens Cosmo and Bartimaeus. She titled this photo “things are taking a turn for the strange today”. He and I are all among a group of folks who play Nordic Traditional music here in Northfield on Monday nights at the Contented Cow Pub. We have been playing together for 10 years and I like to think we are the best and largest nordic traditional music jam session west of Bergen. People have to keep warm here in Minnesota somehow when the nights are 14 below.

Previous BOTDs here.

Beard Of The Week

Dec 31 2014 @ 10:05am


The back-story:

That bearded guy who’s apparently [Green Bay QB] Aaron Rodgers’ good-luck charm? He’s Wausau’s Jeremy Wilcox.

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Beard Of The Week

Dec 26 2014 @ 9:20pm


Stephanie Jarstad assembled The Twelve Beards of Christmas as part of a “photography project to support men’s health and prostate cancer awareness.” Check out a gallery of her portraits here, and follow her work here and here.

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.