Peter Spurgeon is a documentary photographer based in Bristol, UK.

His photographs reveal human stories in the landscape. The projects are informed by research using sources such as maps, archives, online forums and heritage databases.

Exhibitions

2019   Photo Scratch, Royal Photographic Society, Bristol

2019   Glasgow Gallery of Photography Pop Up, Savoy Centre, Glasgow

2018   Photograd, Atrium Gallery at The Cass, London Metropolitan University

2018   One Year Revolv,  Safehouse 1, London

2018   Absences, Millepiani, Rome

2017   PHOTOMASTERS MA Exhibition, The Old Truman Brewery, London

2017   Photography on a Postcard, theprintspace, London

2017   Encontros da Imagem, Discovery Award collective projection, Braga

2017   Reclaim Photography Festival Autumn Exhibition, Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton

2017   ESPY Photography Award, elysium gallery, Swansea

2017   Photo Scratch, Hotel Elephant, London

2017   Reclaim Photography Festival, Dudley

2016   LIP Annual Exhibition, Espacio Gallery, London

2016   USW MA Documentary Photography Graduation Show, West Wharf Gallery, Cardiff

Education

2016   MA Documentary Photography (Distinction) - University of South Wales (Newport)

Awards

2019  Belfast Photo Festival, Open Submission, shortlisted

2018   Chromatic Awards Architecture, honourable mention 

2018   Zealous Stories, shortlisted

2018   Zealous Emerge Photography Prize, shortlisted

2017   PhotogrVphy Grant (Conceptual), nominated 

2017   ESPY Photography Award, specially commended

2017   Remote Photo Festival series competition, shortlisted

2016   Source MA Graduate Photography Online, selected

Publications

2020   Photograd Limited Edition Postcard Pack No.2

2019   Tate: The Photograpy Ideas Book, Ilex Press, UK

2019   Rakes Progress Magazine

2017   Shoot Film UK Issue 4: Open Theme

2017   Photography on a Postcard box sets

2017   Encontros da Imagem Discovery Award catalogue

2016   Source Magazine

Media

2019 Photoscratch Instagram takeover

2019 Togspace

2019 Aesthetica Magazine Artist Profile

2018 SEMI ZINE Instagram residency

2018 Photograd Online Gallery

2018 Ffotogallery Platform Instagram residency

2018 Itchy Silk

2018 Photoworks

2018 Photograd Photobook Spotlight

2018 PHOTO/FOTO

2018 Untitled Collective

2018 hiive

2017 of the land & us

2017 Shoot Film UK

2017 F-STOP magazine

2017 Lostthenfound

2017 Revolv Collective - online article and Instagram takeover

2017 phosmag

2017 PH Museum

2017 Landscape Stories (tumblr) Landscape Stories (Facebook)

2017 Shoot Film UK

2017 Circuito Off

2016 Source Magazine Graduate Photography

2016 The Pupil Sphere

2016 theprintspace TRAJECTORY

Talks

2017   Illustrated talk about the Decoy project, London Metropolitan Archives

Events

2019 Challenging Photography, Royal Photographic Society, Bristol

2018 ACTIVATING THE ARCHIVE: Contemporary uses of Visual Archives, Arnolfini, Bristol

2017 Magnum Photos & BJP Publishing and Photobooks workshop, London

2017 Portfolio reviews at Belfast Exposed, FORMAT, OFFSPRING Photo Meet and PhotoEspana Descubrimentos

2016 Magnum & BJP Professional Practice Weekend: Exhibitions & the Art Market, London

2016 WHY,HOW & WHY: Stretching exercises before book making with Ania Nelecka, part of Photobook Bristol

2015 Mark Power workshop at Gazebook photobook festival, Sicily

2012 Starting Points for Project Editing: Workshop with Tiffany Jones, Rivington Place, London

2011 Computational Design with Processing/toxiclibs workshop, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

2010 Introduction to Large Format Photography with Nick Lockett workshop, Photofusion, London

2008 Simon Roberts workshop, The Camera Club, London

Using Format