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music  Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Cliff, The Replacements, Madonna, Elvis Costello, Thelonious Monk, David Bowie, Bette Midler, Marvin Gaye, Julio Iglesias, Vladimir Horowitz, Stephen Sondheim, Aaron Copeland, and more.
theater  American Buffalo, The Grapes of Wrath, Little Shop of Horrors, The Heidi Chronicles, Ain't Misbehavin', Nine, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera.
books   (covers): Maya Angelou, Rita Mae Brown, and Peter Matthiessen
(content): NEW YORK EATS by Ed Levine, WRITING FOR CHILDREN by Lucy Calkins, and TOMMY: THE MUSICAL by Pete Townshend, RitaJacobs, and Tom Walker, BEARING WITNESS, A ZEN MASTERS LESSONS IN MAKING PEACE by Bernie Glassman
portraits  Robin Williams, Glenn Close, Rex Harrison, Tyne Daley, Ed Harris, Amy Irving, Yoko Ono, k.d.lang, Mariah Carey, Raul Julia, Glenda Jackson, Claudette Colbert, The Harlem Boys Choir, Miss Piggy.
exhibitions (current):  Four large murals on the origins of food, commissioned by Gwathmey-Seigal Architects, and permanently installed at Oberlin College, photographs of performers at The Bottom Line in New York City, portraits of creative philanthropy: The Surdna Foundation headquarters, NYC. The Light Within Light Institute in Mexico City shows an extensive exhibition of photographs of The Peacemaker Community. In Canada, The Grand Manan Musuem and the Grand Manan Nursing Home each display exhibitions.
digital  Blinders - horse blinders that we humans wear   ARTseenSoho - current art exhibitions in Soho   The WordWise Web - game playing with photographs of words   Auschwitz Diary - a week in Auschwitz, 1996

still film  Presentations of evenings of Still Film in the Library of Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, Wesleyan University, LA, Canada, and Tokyo . Recent titles include "Life on Earth: A Balancing Act" and "You Never Know What You've Got 'Til It's Gone"
television  Photo-essays: MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour, CBS Sunday Morning.
writing  Peter's photographs and writing about Auschwitz appeared in Tricycle Magazine 1996; An account of A week on the Bowery 1997; an essay with pictures: Blinders,1992.

apprenticeship & education  Wesleyan University, Anthropology 1969, Lessons in seeing from photographer Adger Cowens 1972, assistant to Henri Cartier-Bresson 1975.
current projects: (2002)  A LIFE OF ITS OWN, a book of Haiku poems with photographs from Grand Manan Island in The Bay of Fundy. - READING SIGNS, a children's book featuring photographs of words. - HIGH NOTES: THE POETRY OF ROCK&ROLL IN THE GOLDEN AGE BEFORE MTV, a book of photographs of performers with lyrics. - IN GRATITUDE, a book in response to the events of September 2001. - TO LIFE, a book of photographs with observations by participants in an annual retreat at Auschwitz-Birkenau . - STILL/TV: Creation of video essays with stills and original music. - GRAND HARBOR LIGHTHOUSE: Organizing and documenting a community effort to save a 150 year old lighthouse in Canada. - STILL FILM: Currently creating 4 new projection shows with original music by Lilypond. - PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER: Continuing execution of paid photographic jobs.

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