About

I have been photographing since my early youth. The first important name of a photographer for me was Henry Cartier-Bresson. My idol was David Hemmings in "Blow up" with his attitude, oscillating between the social and the beautiful, melancholically pondering the reality of photography in general, and all in white jeans. But family reasons made me study and pursue a social profession until I dared to show my photos in public.

Statement

I usually work on series, topics that occupy me right now. I'm often concerned with identity, human traces, images that give me associations.

Education

  • Autodidakt seit Kindheit
  • 1994 – heute | Professioneller Fotograf (DE)
  • 1970 - 1983 | Ausbildung zum Sonderschullehrer (DE)

Institution (Work Experience)

  • 2012 – heute | Architekturfotografie für den Werkraum Bregenzerwald mit mehreren Veröffentlichungen (DE)
  • 2010 – heute | Fotoworkshops mit Jugendlichen, Bankern, Kindern und Migranten (DE)
  • 1994 - heute | Buchkonzeptionen und Gestalten eigener Publikationen mit mehreren Verlagen (DE)
  • 1992 - 2016 | Lehrer, Alois-Eckert-Schule, Frankfurt am Main (DE)
  • 1991 - 1992 | Projektmanager, Kulturamt Frankfurt am Main (DE)

Selected Exhibitions/Publications

  • Ausstellungen / Exhibitions:
  • 2019 | Jüdisches Museum, Hohenems (DE)
  • 2011 | Hamburger Kunsthalle (Beteiligung) (DE)
  • 2010 | Pinakothek der Moderne, München (DE)
  • 2009 | Ausstellungshalle Schulstraße 1a, Frankfurt (DE)
  • 2005 | Jüdisches Museum, Hohenems (DE)
  • 2005 | Goethe-Institut, Los Angeles (US)
  • 2003 | Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (Beteiligung) (DE)
  • 2003 | Kunsthalle zu Kiel (Beteiligung) (DE)
  • 1998 | Kunstmuseum Chemnitz (DE)
  • 1997 | Julie Saul Gallery, New York (US)
  • 1996 | Kunstverein Frankfurt (DE)
  • Publikationen / Publications
  • 2018 | Ich und mein Migrationshintergrund, Edition Faust (DE)
  • 2015 | by the Way - mobile photography, Pagina Verlag (DE,GB)
  • 2011 | Drawings, All Saints Press (GB)
  • 2004 | Private Collection, Kehayoff Verlag (DE,GB)
  • 2001 | The IG-Farben-Building, Kehayoff Verlag (GB)
  • 2001 | Das IG-Farben-Haus, Kehayoff Verlag (DE)
  • 2000 | Lèche-vitrines, Kehayoff Verlag (DE)
  • 1999 | Bagels, mit Eric Friedler, Kehayoff Verlag (GB)
  • 1999 | Bagels, mit Eric Friedler, Kehayoff Verlag (DE)
  • 1997 | Jewishness, Kehayoff Verlag (GB)
  • 1997 | Jüdisches, Kehayoff Verlag (DE)

Galleries

Peter Loewy | Jewishness (1996)

Peter Loewy | Jewishness (1996)

Being Jewish is not a full-length program. We have many identities. How do they mix? How close do I have to be to corresponding objects, symbols? How much distance do I need for other personal things?

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Peter Loewy | Private Collection (2004)

Peter Loewy | Private Collection (2004)

It is said works of art have an aura. But what makes an aura and where does it come from? Does it float in the air of the studios and lays itself on the works when they leave the room? Maybe I wanted to get a sense of, catch, and take along some of it.

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Peter Loewy | Drawings (2011)

Peter Loewy | Drawings (2011)

In the 19th century, there was a dispute about what was more realistic, art or photography. I photographed portrait drawings slightly blurred and b/w and kept the photos to the drawings. They confirmed the arrogance of photography. However, good, realistic drawings were needed. My thanks go to them.

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Peter Loewy | by the way - mobile phone photography (2016)

Peter Loewy | by the way - mobile phone photography (2016)

They say the best camera is the one you have with you, the smartphone. After I played with it for about 10 years (since 2004), the time seemed ripe for a publication of these personal photos, which perhaps refer to past or future series, but were created by the way.

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Peter Loewy | DFA-Presentation

Peter Loewy | DFA-Presentation

Presentation at the conference of Deutsche Fotografische Akademie, 29.-30.04.17, Zehntscheuer, Leinfelden-Echterdingen.

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