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13 Silver-Bearded Ernest Hemingway Look-Alikes

Photographer Henry Hargreaves attended the Hemingway look-a-like contest at Sloppy Joe's in Key West, FL, and shot 13 of the bearded contestants vying to be the next "Papa". He had each sitter don a replica of the sweater Hemingway wore in an iconic black and white portrait from 1957.

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The Hemingway contest included approximately 150 silver foxes all vying for the trophy.

Henry Hargreaves

At the studio, Hargreaves told each sitter about the original shoot with Karsh: "how Hemingway just returned from Africa and a terrible plane crash and was in agony; asked them to contemplate the amazing amount of pain he was in but the equally amazing focus he had to sit quietly for a portrait."


1. And here, the Hemingway impersonators...

Henry Hargreaves

Hargreaves says that "everything came together to take them to a place of pure expression: being Hemingway, inhabiting him; looking like, even feeling like The Man himself. Just what I was after."



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