Peter Bialobrzeski won several awards including the prestigious World Press Photo Award 2003 and 2010 - he visited us to hold a workshop on the Masters in Contemporary Photography and Personal Projects. In his interview we ask him, among others, about his origins, influences and the importance of taking part of a school.
He studied Political Science and Sociology before working as photographer for local newspaper in Wolfsburg. He has won several important prizes, including the prestigious World Press Photo in 2002 and 2009 (he also has been judge in this contest). In 2012, he was honoured with the Erich Salomon Award by the German Society of Photographers (DGPh).
He travelled extensively in Southeast Asia before he came back to study photography at Folkwangschule in Essen and the LCP in London.
After having worked as photographer for almost 15 years for corporative clients like Daimler-Chrysler, Philip Morris, Siemens and Volkswagen and published all over the world, Peter started to focus more on Personal Projects. His work has been exhibited in Europe, USA, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Since 2002 Peter is professor of photography at the University of the Arts in Bremen. Furthermore he runs workshops worldwide.
He is represented by Laurence Miller Gallery in New York, LA Galerie in Frankfurt and also shows with Robert Morat Gallery in his hometown Hamburg, as well as at m97 Gallery in Shanghai.