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    Some Of The World's Greatest Beards Have Been Put On Display And They Look Glorious

    The Somerset House exhibition is simply titled "Beard".

    A series of beard portraits has gone on display at Somerset House in central London.

    The 80-plus images were taken by award-winning photographer Brock Elbank.

    The subjects vary from actor John Hurt... Harnaam Kaur, a woman from Slough who suffers from polycystic ovary syndrome – which causes excessive hair growth.

    Elbank began photographing beards while working in Sydney. Through a friend he then met charity campaigner Jimmy Niggles (below).

    Elbank then started #Project60, taking pictures of 60 people with beards to raise awareness of Niggles’ Beard Season campaign.

    The subjects travelled from all over the world to Elbank's Warwickshire home for the studio session.

    The exhibition includes some of those images, plus other, previously unseen pictures.

    Simply titled Beard, the exhibition will run until 29 March.

    You can find out more information here.