Peter Zelewski is a London-based portrait and documentary photographer. Born in Detroit, USA, he moved to London in the 1980s and studied at the London College of Communication (LCC). His portraiture concentrates primarily on the exploration of people, culture and urban life.
Zelewski has exhibited widely and his work has been featured in numerous publications including The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, British Journal of Photography, Huffington Post and Time Out.
In 2015 he was a prizewinner in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery. His second book 'Twins' published by Hoxton Mini Press is out now.
Powerful portraits of identical twins reveal unnerving similarities, subtle differences and unbreakable bonds
Award-winning photographer Peter Zelewski has spent years capturing the faces and stories of identical twins. Some inexplicably lost their hearing at the exact same time, others unlock each others’phones with their indistinguishable fingerprints, but perhaps more surprisingly, some don’t get on. Appearing alongside personal quotes, these arresting portraits tap into one of the most fascinating of all human relationships.
Twins will launch at Leica Store, Mayfair (27 Bruton Place, W1J 6NQ) on Thursday 4 October 2018. An exhibition of the work will be on display there from 24 September until 19 October.
Peter Zelewski is a London-based portrait and documentary photographer whose work focuses primarily on the exploration of people, culture and urban life. Originally from Detroit, USA, Zelewski has won several awards and been a prizewinner in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. His previous book, People of London, was published by Hoxton Mini Press in 2016.
Hoxton Mini Press is a small but award-winning independent publisher based in East London. They make collectable photobooks and aim to bring good photography to a wide audience. As more of the world goes online they believe that books should be cherished as beautiful physical objects that are passed down through generations.
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