Kate Peters (b.1980) is a photographer based in London, England.

Inspired by a rebellious photography teacher Kate began making photographs at secondary school and has never stopped, just got a little bit better at it, she hopes.

Her work has been exhibited internationally including a solo show at the HPGRP gallery in New York.

In 2012 the Guardian Weekend Magazine commissioned Kate to photograph 32 Olympic hopefuls including Sir Chris Hoy, Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah

Her portrait of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikilieaks was featured on the cover of TIME magazine.

A selection of Kate’s portraits now forms part of the permanent collection at the National Portrait gallery, London.

In 2013 she received the Vic Odden award from the Royal Photographic Society and the Freshfields Prize at the Renaissance Awards.

When not on assignment she can be found hanging around the darkroom at Labyrinth Photographic, walking her dog and toddler or riding her bike to the pub.


Clients and publications include: Apollo / British Journal of Photography / Bloomberg Businessweek / EMI / Exit Magazine / FT Weekend / Guardian Weekend / Independent New Review / Marwood / Monocle / Marie Claire / The New Statesman / Newsweek / RPS Journal / The Sunday Times Magazine / SZ Magazine / The Telegraph Magazine / TIME


BA (Hons) Photography, Falmouth College of Arts 1999-2002


Selected Exhibitions

Nirvana, Wundersame Formen der Lust, Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, Zurich October 2015-May 2016

Creative Connections, Camden Radical Characters, National Portrait Gallery, London July – October 2015

Nirvana, Strange Forms of Pleasure, MUDAC Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporain, Lausanne October 2014- March 2015

Women, CFD Barcelona, June 2013

The World in London, The Photographers Gallery, London July 2012

Looking at the Land, FotoWeek DC Washington November 2012

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery London November 2011-2012

‘Stranger Than Fiction’, HPGRP Gallery New York February 2011

Hereford Photography Festival, November 2010

Projected Landscapes, Architectural Association London November 2009

Format  Festival, Derby  March 2009

New Visual Language Vol.1, HPGRP Gallery New York November 2007

Flash Forward, Lennox Contemporary Toronto October 2007



Royal Photographic Society Vic Odden Award 2013

Freshfields Prize, Renaissance Awards 2013                             

Best in Book, CR Photography Annual 2009

Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward Winner, 2007

Creative Futures Award, 2006