Beowulf Sheehan is an American photographer known for photographing authors, artists, and other figures such as Joe Biden, Valentino Deng, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, and Steve Martin.
Born in 1968 in Kansas City, Missouri to a German mother and an American father, Beowulf Sheehan(born Theodore Beowulf Sheehan) was raised in South Florida and spent much of his childhood traveling outside of the United States. His early years were characterized by a fascination with art, writing, stories, and, in a broader sense, people. Sheehan cites this childhood fascination as the beginning of his career photographing artists, authors, and other notable figures. He started photographing during Miami Dolphins games and quickly realized his love of the craft.