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 digital maps, official archives, online forums and heritage databases.


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


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


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


2019   The Photograpy Ideas Book, Ilex Press, UK

2019   Rakes Progress Magazine

2017   Encontros da Imagem Discovery Award catalogue

2016   Source Magazine


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   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


2017   Illustrated talk about the Decoy project, London Metropolitan Archives


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 ExposedFORMATOFFSPRING 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

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