Beowulf Sheehan is a New-York based photographer of figures in the arts and humanities. To date, he's photographed better than 1,000 writers from more than 60 countries.  AUTHOR: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan, a collection of portraits of 200 writers from 35 countries with a foreword by Salman Rushdie, was published in 2018. THE AUTHOR PHOTO: Portrait Photographer Beowulf Sheehan on a Life Capturing Writers, a short film by Claire Ince and Ancil McKain, was an official selection of the 2020 Venice Institute of Contemporary Art Fine Arts Film Festival and the 2020 On Art Film Festival. Sheehan's interview with Professional Photographer Magazine was published in January 2023.

Among the clients and venues to feature Beowulf Sheehan's work are:

Elle, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, L'Uomo VogueThe New Yorker, Newsweek, PeopleSpin, Stern, The Sunday Times Culture, Time, Vanity Fair, Vogue

Commercial and cultural
Amazon Publishing, Audible, BAM, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Literati, Penguin Random House, Rolex Art of Mentoring, Simon & Schuster, W.W. Norton & Company

Alan Koppel Gallery, Dostoevsky Museum, International Center of Photography, Museum of the City of New York, New-York Historical Society

Archives and permanent collections
American Academy of Arts and Letters, Consulate General of Germany New York, Museum of Chinese in America, Schauspielhaus Vienna, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, The Witliff Collections


For commissions and licensing, please contact Beowulf:

For press inquiries re. AUTHOR, please contact Kara Thornton, Publicity Manager, Black Dog & Leventhal:

For all other inquiries, please contact Eric Simonoff, William Morris Endeavor,

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