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Photographer Aims to Take Pictures of Every Living Nobel Laureate

You can see Peter Badge's portraits in a new book 'Nobel Heroes.'

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Peter Badge set off on a unique journey in 2000: to photograph every living Nobel Laureate. The project, which was commissioned by the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., as well as the Deutsches Museum and co-funded by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung, has taken him all over the world. He has seen laureates’ homes, labs and work places, even their vacation spots.

Badge’s photographs show a different, more personal side of the impressive personalities. And now, you can see them for yourself, in his book, Nobel Heroes. The book, printed by Steidl, is 856 pages, and contains 395 images.

Check out some the images below.

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Angus Deaton: 1945, United Kingdom/USA. The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2015 was awarded to Angus Deaton “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare”. (Peter Badge/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings/Steidl)
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Malala Yousafzai: 1997, Pakistan. The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 was awarded jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education”. (Peter Badge/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings/Steidl)
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Wole Soyinka: 1934, Nigeria. The Nobel Prize in Literature 1986 was awarded to Wole Soyinka “who in a wide cultural perspective and with poetic overtones fashions the drama of existence”. (Peter Badge/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings/Steidl)
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Peter W. Higgs: 1929, United Kingdom. The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 was awarded jointly to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs “for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our under­ standing of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider”. (Peter Badge/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings/Steidl)
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Louis J. Ignarro: 1941, USA. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1998 was awarded jointly to Robert F. Furchgott, Louis J. Ignarro and Ferid Murad “for their discoveries concerning nitric oxide as a signalling molecule in the cardiovascular system”. (Peter Badge/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings/Steidl)
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Robert J. Aumann- 1930, Israel/USA. The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2005 was awarded jointly to Robert J. Aumann and Thomas C. Schelling “for having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game­theory analysis”. (Peter Badge/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings/Steidl)
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Chen Ning Yang: 1922, China/USA. The Nobel Prize in Physics 1957 was awarded jointly to Chen Ning Yang and Tsung-Dao (T. D.) Lee “for their penetrating investigation of the so­called parity laws which has led to important discoveries regarding the elementary particles”. (Peter Badge/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings/Steidl)
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Ralph M. Steinman: 1943, Canada. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2011 was divided, one half jointly to Bruce A. Beutler and Jules A. Ho mann “for their discoveries concerning the activa­ tion of innate immunity” and the other half to Ralph M. Steinman “for his discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity”. (Peter Badge/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings/Steidl)
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Nelson Mandela: 1918, South Africa. The Nobel Peace Prize 1993 was awarded jointly to Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk “for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new demo­cratic South Africa”. (Peter Badge/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings/Steidl)
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Tawakkol Karman: 1979, Yemen/Turkey. The Nobel Peace Prize 2011 was awarded jointly to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman “for their non­violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace­building work”. (Peter Badge/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings/Steidl)
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