Peter Beard and Jackie Kennedy Onassis walk through crowd during the opening of The End of the Game – The Last Word from Paradise
Orin Langelle is the Strategic Communications Director and co-founder of Global Justice Ecology Project. He has been shooting photography since 1972.
Langelle’s photos document photographer Peter Beard’s first one-person show at the International Center of Photography in Manhattan in 1977, including his 40th birthday party at Studio 54.
The photographs and accompanying article can be viewed in L’Œil de la Photographie
MARCH 10, 2017 – WRITTEN BY Anna Winand:
The End of the Game, Revisited English
About Langelle’s Exhibit:
Over four months Langelle photographed Beard and the people, many celebrities, that were part of Beard’s life prior to and during the exhibit’s installation and the subsequent opening, plus Beard’s 40th birthday party at Studio 54 in January of 1978.
Langelle’s photographs are of events surrounding Beard’s 1977’s The End of the Game. The ICP installation consisted of Beard’s photographs, elephant carcasses, burned diaries, taxidermy, African artifacts, books and personal memorabilia.
In the early 60s Beard worked at Kenya’s Tsavo National Park, during which time he photographed and documented (illegally) the demise of over 35,000 elephants and 5,000 Black Rhinos.
With the support of the Peter Beard Studio, ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery presented this exhibition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Beard’s book, The End of the Game – The Last Word from Paradise.
Langelle’s exhibit can be viewed at ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery for Contemporary Art
The winner will receive an 11×14 archival print of this photo of a ringed kingfisher overlooking the ancient araucaria forest in Parque Huerquehue in Chile. Ringed kingfishers require large bodies of clean water and dense forest and migrate between the US and Chile.