Guy Peterson

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Guy Peterson

Photographer

Presenting realities through Photographic Narratives

Photography as a passion grew through photographing landscapes and wildlife in Dorset from the age of 14. I combined this love of nature to travel and my first major photography trip was purely focused on Landscapes in Iceland.

I branched out and later that year spent 5 months traveling around Southern Africa photographing a huge amount of wildlife. Although my love for wildlife and nature is still there I have in recent years shifted my photographic practice to focus on human narratives.

Although photojournalism is an area of photography I aim to work in as a career I have also combined my love of music with my photography in a professional manner. For the last two years I have been part of the in house festival photographer teams at many of the UK’s largest music festivals, highlights have been Bestival, WOMAD, Creamfields and Larmer Tree Festival. This is something I will be continuing after university and aiming to branch into being a tour photographer for selects bands and dj’s.

Over the last year I have primarily focused on alternative educational programmes and how they can be used for conservation. My dissertation and first portfolio project explored a comparison of approaches to education for sustainable development using a project in North Mozambique as an example of a community based approach and a project in West Zimbabwe as an example of a whole institute approach. I spent a month visiting and photographing these two projects for research and produced a book telling the story of the project in Zimbabwe.

I will be exhibiting work from my trip to Southern Africa about Education for Sustainable Development and a selection of work from a current project I am working on in Jordan in partnership with UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees). This will explore the the stories of a few of the 121,000 children attending UNRWA supported schools in Jordan and the threat of closure of these schools as the Trump administration cuts $300 million of funding now taking effect since October 2018. These projects will be presented as photo books and large fine art prints.

Website: www.petersonguy.com
Instagram: @guy_peterson

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