Beard exhibit at Somerset House

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News of the beard exhibit at Somerset House spread like wildfire on social media earlier this year. It’s unsurprising really seeing as the project that kicked it off, #Project60, had an immense following on Instagram.

It all started when an Australian photographer named Mr Elbank photographed a charity campaigner called Jimmy Niggles.

Jimmy Niggles Jimmy Niggles

Niggles started growing his beard following the death of a close friend to skin cancer. He set up the charity Beard Season to increase awareness of the easily preventable disease and promote the positive health benefits of a full beard.

But is the exhibition any good or is it just a gallery jumping on the beard bandwagon?

Beard Exhibition at Sommerset House from Jack Hillcox on Vimeo.

Well, the beards on offer are impressive, there’s no doubt about that.

The exhibit features both men and women from all walks of life, including a surprise appearance…

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