About the artist

Ralf Peters is a German photographer. Born 1960, Lüneburg Lives and works nearby Hamburg. Ralf Peters is a conceptual photographer who creates visual studies of places and objects, often in thematic series. Playfully navigating between fantasy and reality, Peters manipulates digital images to challenge the viewer’s conception of traditional photography, raising the question as to... Read more

Ralf Peters is a German photographer. Born 1960, Lüneburg Lives and works nearby Hamburg.

Ralf Peters is a conceptual photographer who creates visual studies of places and objects, often in thematic series. Playfully navigating between fantasy and reality, Peters manipulates digital images to challenge the viewer’s conception of traditional photography, raising the question as to whether something is a realistic rendering or a skillfully manipulated vision. Through the creation of portraits of everyday locations like supermarkets, gas stations, and swimming pools, Peters explores the possibilities for the photographic medium. Manipulating the focus, lighting, and composition of his images, Peters creates photographs that obscure the traditional notion of capturing an individual’s perspective on reality, favoring, instead, constructed works that comment on the aesthetic relationship we have to our surrounding environment. Peters’s works have been shown at notable institutions including the Hamburg Kunsthalle and Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo.


Education:
1982 - 1983 Hochschule für Bildende Künste / Braunschweig
1984  Ecole des Beaux Arts / Nîmes (Frankreich)
1985 - 1991 Akademie der Bildenden Künste / Munich

Awards:
1984 Auslandsstipendium des deutsch / französischen Jugendwerkes
1994/95 Jahresstipendium des DAAD für London
1994 Steinerstiftung / München
1995 Förderkoje Kunstmesse Köln (Galerie Mosel & Tschechow München)
1995 Förderpreis der Stadt München
1995 Kunstpreis der Stadt Nordhorn
1997 Schloß Bleckede / Niedersachsen (Jahresarbeitsstipendium)
1998 "Deutscher Fotopreis" Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach - Stiftung
1999 Niedersächsisches Jahresstipendium
2001 Förderpreis Niedersachsen
2002 Arbeitsstipendium Niedersachsen
2002 Dr.Hedwig-Meyn.Preis
2008 Landschaftverband Lüneburg


A selection of the following private and public collections has his work:

ALTANA AG Collection, Frankfurt
Central Versicherung, Colone
Deutsche Bank Sammlung, Frankfurt
Deutsche Ärztekammer, Berlin
DIBA, Frankfurt
Hypo Vereinsbank, Munich
Lenbachhaus Munich
USB Bank, Zürich
SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen, Privatsammlung Schauffler
Speyer Familiy Collection, New York
UBS Bank, Milano, Italy
Von Dürkheim Collection, London, England

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