'Nobel Faces A Gallery of Nobel Prize Winners' by Peter Badge

November 22, 2007

The significant number of more than 270 black-and-white photographs - close up and personal - of all Nobel Laureates still living today makes this book a virtual and unique portrait gallery. The photographer, Peter Badge, traveled all around the world to photograph the leading personalities in the fields of physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, economics, literature and peace.

While the faces of many of them - like Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, J.M. Coetzee, Roy J. Glauber, James Watson or Jimmy Carter - are widely known, others remain relatively unknown. Nevertheless, their revolutionary discoveries changed the world and even influenced our every day life. This book invites the reader to meet the inventor of modern information technologies as well as the discoverer of the DNA Double Helix face to face.

Each photograph is accompanied by a short biography, resulting in a fascinating word/image tableau.

Features an afterword by Wim Wenders.

About the Author

Peter Badge was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1974, and began his career in photography as a freelance artist in 1993. In 1995, he moved to Berlin to study Art History and has been living and working there ever since. He initially worked as a free-lance photographer for different magazines, but soon started to develop his own ideas and projects. Choosing portraiture as his main focus, Badge concentrated on noted personalities such as artists and actors, musicians and photographers, and in his latest works on 'Icons of the Economy" and 'Philanthropists". He also did a series on the electronic music pioneer Oskar Sala and a documentary on Marius Müller-Westernhagen (in cooperation with Art Cologne and the National Music Center in Washington, D.C.).

Badge embarked on a series of photographs of Nobel Laureates in 2000, commissioned by a number of renowned organizations like the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of American History, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. and the Deutsche Museum as well as his partners, the Council for Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and the Foundation Lindau Nobelprizewinners Meetings at Lake Constance. This project turned out to be a long-term, ongoing mission which has taken him all over the world in order to capture an image of every living Nobel Laureate.

Peter Badge has published several books; his work is represented in numerous private and public collections and has been printed in newspapers and magazines.

Reviews on the exhibition presented at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History; Washington Post, May 4, 2001: "...most notably an array of striking, large-scale, black-and-white photographs of Nobel laureates..." "...candid and revealing..." "...the main focus is on scientists, people who are warmer and fuzzier than you might think..."
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Nobel Faces
A Gallery of Nobel Prize Winners
by Peter Badge
£ 50.00 € 69,90
ISBN: 978-3-527-40678-4
Hardcover
620 pages

Wiley

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