Photographer Peter Beard Has Gone Missing in New York

Peter Beard is missing.

Police are now searching for the 82-year-old acclaimed photographer, known for his elaborate collages made from images of Africa, who disappeared on Tuesday afternoon (March 31) from his home in Montauk, New York, according to the New York Times on Thursday (April 3).

Peter suffers from dementia, according to the police, who described him as “vulnerable” and potentially “in need of medical attention.”

Police and firefighters, equipped with dogs, drones and thermal imaging equipment, searched his property, where he lives with his wife, Nejma Beard, on Wednesday (April 1).

East Hampton Town Police Department are asking people to call at 631-537-7575 or 911 with any information regarding Peter. Our best wishes are with his family at this time.

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