Peter Bauza


Peter Bauza is a German photographer who works in the documentary and storytelling
world. After graduating with a degree in international commerce, he first pursued a
career at 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
especially in the areas of conservation, global health, diminishing cultures,
sustainability and the environment. He has resided in South America and Europe for
more than 20 years and also frequently travels to Africa.
His life-long respect for multicultural viewpoints fueled by a fluency in five languages
also afforded him many opportunities. Peter’s work has been published and exhibited
internationally.

Peter is a winner of the international award World Press Photo 2017 for
contemporary stories, the POY Latam 2017 for everyday life as well as the Visa
d’or 2016 for features. Furthermore, Peter has won multiple awards and honorable
mentions annually, including from American Photography, Hansel-Mieth,
Latin American Fotografía, Los DIEZ by Epson, Px3 – Prix de la
Photographie Paris, Days Japan, Moscow International Photo Awards
(MIFA), and the International Photo Award (IPA), among other international
awards. In 2018 his latest project, Enduring Times – South Sudan, got several awards
and was also shortlist and finalist for the Visa D’Or 2018 at Visa Pour L’Images.

Peter’s work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and cultural spaces
in Perpignan (Visa pour l’Image), Paris, Siena, Daejeon
(Korea), Milan, Quito, Moscow, Salta, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and
at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach,
California. He has been published in Aftenposten, The Guardian, The Washington
Post, 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, Clarin, El Federal, Die Zeit,
DOUBLETruck Magazine, DF (Duży), among others.

He is the author of the multi-award winning (Lucie, OneEyeland, MIFA, and
FEP) 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.