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Beards Against Leukemia: A Spectacular Book Of Beards

Justin James Muir


A photographer of bearded men, Justin James Muir created a photo book to help cover medical expenses for a friend with cancer:

In 2011, Muir’s good friend Mike was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Because Mike didn’t have health insurance, Muir decided to turn the beard project into a self-published book (with Mike on the cover) so he could raise money for Mike’s mounting medical bills. All proceeds from the first printing went directly to Mike. Mike is currently in great shape, and the book has sold far more copies than Muir had imagined since it’s only available for sale on hiswebsite. As part of his ongoing commitment to fighting cancer, Muir will donate all proceeds after the first pressing to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This is inspired by Muir’s twin brother, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 1997 (and is now healthy and fully recovered). …

The book also includes several anecdotes that Muir collected from his subjects. “I didn’t really have a length or style in mind; you just needed to have a beard. I’m glad there are some shorter, less spectacular ones in there, because I think it shows how different everyone’s beard experience can be.”

Photo: courtesy of Justin James Muir via The Dish  from A Book Of Beards. More photos here.


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Photo: courtesy of Justin James Muir via The Dish  from A Book Of Beards. More photos here.


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