Peter Bauza is a German Photographer within the documentary and storytelling world. After graduating in international commerce, he first pursued a career for an international company, which took him to several countries where he also developed his visual language. He is very committed to social and geopolitical issues related to conservation, global health, diminishing cultures, sustainability and the environment. He resides in South America and Europe now more than 20 years, frequently also traveling to Africa.
His life-long respect for multicultural viewpoints fueled by the fluency in five languages also afforded him opportunities. Peter’s work has been published and exhibited internationally.
Peter got the international award World Press Photo 2017 for contemporary stories, POY Latam 2017 for daily life as well as the Visa D’or 2016 for features. Furthermore, Peter has received annually multiple awards and honorable mentions from American Photography, Hansel-Mieth, Latin American Fotografia, Los DIEZ by Epson, Px3 – Prix de la Photographie Paris, Days Japan, MIFA-Moscow International Photo Awards, IPA -International Photo Award, among other international awards.
Peter’s work has been exhibited in Galleries, Cultural Spaces, Museums and Galleries in Perpignan (Visa), Paris, Siena, Daejeon (Korea), Milano, Molaa, Quito, Moscow, Salta, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. He has been published in Aftenposten, New York Magazine, GEO, LA NACION, Leica M Magazine, LFI, Marie Claire, Volkskrant, Stern, NZZ, doc! Magazine, Vrij, Days Japan, NYT Lens, Courrier International, Vanity Fair, VSD, Alma Magazine, ParisMatch, Aerolineas Arg, Clarin, El Federal, Die Zeit, DOUBLETruck, DF (Duzy) among others.
He is the author of the book „Copacabana Palace“, a sharing life with the “sem teto, sem terra” (roof and landless) in Rio de Janeiro. Generally hidden from view, they represent the dark side of Brazil’s multibillion-dollar spending spree on global sporting events, financial/political and corruption crisis.