In 2000 Peter Badge embarked on a long-term project to photograph every living Nobel Laureate. 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, this project has taken Badge across the globe, to the laureates’ homes, labs and working places as well as holiday destinations. In this remarkable array of portraits of some of the world’s most accomplished individuals, the photographer shows us the faces of impressive personalities whose scientific expertise provides the bedrock of their teaching. As well-respected representatives of the scientific community they stand for continuing study and the addressing of universal issues. Their bright eyes convey their shared strength and reveal their endeavours.
This is a one-of-a-kind collection, Peter Badge shows us the wonderful gifts that make Nobel Laureates unique-and how they help us connect our interesting differences to our common humanity. Bill Clinton