Peter Hoffman is a photographer, artist and educator dividing time between his studio practice, client commissions and teaching. His work draws on his formal training in both documentary photography and studio art to engage with diverse practices in image making. Peter's main area of interest lies in documentary portraiture, as well as in making photographically based work about human/environmental relationships.

Before moving to North Carolina in 2016, Peter worked as a freelance photographer in Chicago for 7 years. He has worked on assignment for outlets including the New York Times, The Wall St. Journal, The Guardian, US News and World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Times of London, Chicago Magazine, Walter Magazine in Raleigh and NPR.

His project "Again and Again" — a photobook about the psychological landscape in Christchurch, New Zealand a year after the 2011 earthquakes was featured in CNN and National Geographic. Other projects have been featured in Time, Fast Company, American Photo and more. He has exhibited work at venues like the Catherine Edelman Gallery (Chicago), Lump (Raleigh) and the Ackland Art Museum, and his photobooks are held in various special collections such as the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University and the Joan Flasch Artist’s Book Collection at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago.


  • M.F.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.A., Ohio University
  • B.S., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign