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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.

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    Ricki Hall.

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

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    Billy Huxley.

    The subjects vary from actor John Hurt...

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    John Hurt.

    ...to Harnaam Kaur, a woman from Slough who suffers from polycystic ovary syndrome – which causes excessive hair growth.

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    Harnaam Kaur.

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

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    Following the death of a close friend to skin cancer, Niggles decided to grow a beard as a conversation starter to spread his friend’s story, Somerset House said.

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

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    Brandon Baker.

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

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    Stefan Bostrom.

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

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    Miles Better.

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

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    Frank Moon.

    You can find out more information here.

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    Edwin Venn.

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