Honorable Mention BIFA 2020 Advertising / Self-Promotion
On the visual experience level, I am exploring the delicate balance between avoiding the objectification of the unclad bodies and the celebration of the divine beauty of the human figure. The nonsexualized representation of the female form and the minimalist settings sets the basic tone. On the cognitive process level my models who often pose in unusual postures, I ask the question: What if ... when we encounter, a different civilization? How receptive, tolerant, resilient we are or not at all of any of those, when we come face to face with strangely different customs, cultures?
Peter’s career is marked by group exhibitions in 56 countries, 220 major awards and 35 solo exhibitions in 6 countries. His images are part of numerous permanent collections in 4 countries. He is known for his rural, cowboy, journalistic, and female figure pictures. Peter published three art books based on his own photographs, and a historical perspective of a Jewish family’s life-story, escape from the Holocaust, effort to re-establish a new existence in America. The story is told by the last living descendant, Professor Peter L. Koenig. Lacuna is in the collection of the Library of Congress.