Bert Beaver

Feb 25, 1982

Bert Beaver taught photography at RISD for many years as well as at the Art Institute Chicago. He was hired by Harry Callahan and replaced him as the head of the department in the 1970s. Bert had a great sense of humor. This photo was taken in Provincetown where we headed off one day on a class assignment to see the effects of consuming alcohol and taking photos. Bert is wearing a beret and lost in thought by the waves but you can still see him smiling.