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The Beards spent a great deal of time in Kenya in the early ’90s.
Exhibition in 1991-1992 at Espace des Arts in Chalon-sur-Saône, France.

Beard continued his collaboration with Polaroid Corporation’s “Artists Support Program.” Nine giant Polaroids from 1986 and 1992-93 were added to the Polaroid Collection of Photography.

In 1993 the Seibu Museum of Art presented a second exhibition of Beard’s work, titled African Wallpaper, which focused on his diaries. An accompanying catalogue, Diary: From a Dead Man’s Wallet: Confessions of a Bookmaker, was published by Libro Port Publishing Company.

In 1995 Beard’s work was presented in Fact and Fiction: Animal Visions for the 21st Century show at Light Factory Photographic Arts Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In 1996 Beard was attacked by a female elephant on the Kenyan-Tanzanian border. She ran her tusk through his left thigh and crushed his ribs and pelvis with her forehead. Beard was airlifted to the nearest hospital. Later, he was medivacked to New York City for more surgery.
Carnets Africains, Beard’s first major retrospective was organized by Robert Delpire and opened at the Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France from 1996-1997. In conjunction the catalogue Photo Poche #67 was published with an introduction by Christian Caujolle.

In 1997 the exhibition Oltre la fine del Mondo, Beyond the End of the World, opened at Palazo Reale-Sala delle Cariatidi in Milan with an accompanying exhibition catalogue published by Grafiche Milani with an introduction by Salvatore Carrubba.

Stress and Density exhibition opened in late 1999 and ran into the new year at the KunstHaus Wien, Vienna, Austria with an accompanying catalogue published.