BIOGRAPHYPeter Zelewski is a London based portrait and documentary photographer. Born in Detroit, USA he moved to London in the 1980s and studied at the London College of Communication (LCC). Through his fascination of people and love of the city, he was drawn to the streets of London to take photographs of its citizens which has resulted in two award-winning projects ‘Beautiful Strangers’ and ’People of Soho’. His current project 'Alike But Not Alike' explores the similarities and differences between sets of identical twins.
His work has been featured in The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, The Evening Standard, British Journal of Photography, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Huck, Leica Fotografie International (LFI), Time Out, Stylist, We Heart, Spiegel and Eurostar Metropolitan.
In 2015 he was awarded third prize in the prestigeous Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
His first book 'People of London' published by Hoxton Mini Press is out now.
2018 - Shortlisted, Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 161, Royal Photographic Society
2018 - Second Place Prizewinner, LensCulture Portrait Award ‘single image’ portrait category.
2017 - Finalist, Portrait of Britian, British Journal of Photography magazine.
2017 - Shortlisted, Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 160, Royal Photographic Society
2016 - Finalist, Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 159, Royal Photographic Society
2015 - Third Place Prizewinner, Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery
2015 - Sixth Place, Alamy Photocrowd Portrait Competition, Alamy and Photocrowd
2014 - First Place, Full Length Portrait Competition, Popular Photography Magazine
2014 - Shortlisted, Professional Photographer of the Year, Professional Photographer magazine
2013 - First Place, Professional Photographer of the Year, Professional Photographer magazine (50mm category)
2012 - First Place, London Look Photography Challenge, London Horniman Museum
2018 - Lens Culture Portrait Awards (group show), Photo London, Somerset House, London
2018 - Alike But Not Alike (solo show), Hoxton Gallery, Shoreditch, London
2017 - Portrait of Britian exhibtion (group show), British Journal of Photography magazine.
2017 - Photography on a Postcard (group show), The Printspace Gallery, East London
2017 - Athens Photography Festival (photobook group show), People of London, Athens, Greece
2016 - Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 159 (group show), London, Belfast, Edinburgh
2016 - Anima Portrait Exhibition (group show), The Printspace Gallery, East London
2015 - Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize (group show), National Portrait Gallery, London
2015 - Alamy Photocrowd Portrait Exhibition (group show), The Printspace, East London
2013 - People of Soho (solo show), Freud Gallery, Covent Garden, London
2012 - The London Look (group show), London Horniman Museum, London
Workshops and Talks
Alike But Not Alike artist talk, (led by Ben Smith), Hoxton Gallery, London, 22 February 2018
Street Portraiture Workshop, Leica Akademie, Mayfair, London, 9 December 2017
Photography Portfolio Review, The National Portrait Gallery, London, 5 December 2017
Street Portraiture and Editorial Workshop, Plymouth College of Art, London, 16 November 2017
Street Portraiture Workshop, The National Portrait Gallery, London, 12-13 August 2017
Street Portraiture Workshop, The National Portrait Gallery, London, 23-24 July 2016
Anima Portraiture Q&A Evening, The Printspace, London, 26 June 2016