Kate Peters is a photographer based in London, England

Originally hailing from the midlands, Kate is based in London and works internationally.

An authentic visual storyteller, her multifaceted approach focuses on the relationship between people and place.

A sense of human connection is key and her soft colour palette creates images that further evoke that warmth and connection.

Drawn to photography as a way to engage with the world, form connections, to give reason for an exchange.

Kate’s work comes from a psychological perspective – the search for authenticity, community, belonging. What it means to be human, to experience.

Rooted in documentary but equally at home on a farm in rural Somerset or a Shoreditch studio, Kate’s thoughtful approach has led to work with brands such as Breast Cancer Now, Tena, Fedex, Sanctuary and AirBnB where her emotive viewpoint is used to communicate brand identity and values.

She has a particular interest in the representation of women and notions of identity. Her work aims to tell stories, to make us think.

Highlights in her career journey include a Guardian Weekend Magazine commission to photograph 32 Olympic hopefuls including Sir Chris Hoy, Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah and having her portrait of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikilieaks featured on the cover of TIME magazine.

Kate was invited  by the National Portrait Gallery to be the Creative Connections artist for Camden, she collaborated with Year 10 art students from Haverstock school to produce workshops and create new artworks for the gallery.

Clients and publications include: AMV BBDO / Apollo Magazine / British Journal of Photography / FT Weekend / Guardian Weekend / RPS Journal / The Telegraph Magazine / TIME / Wired / YBM

Visiting Lecturer – Middlesex University / Birmingham City University / Canterbury Christ Church University.

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

When not on assignment she can be found hanging around the darkroom, walking her dog, chasing after small children (her own) or riding her bike to the pub.

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

Awards

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery London November 2011, 2012, 2023
Association of Photographers, Gold 2023
Portrait of Britain 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022
Creative Review Annual 2018
American Photography, Winner 2017
Royal Photographic Society, Vic Odden Award 2013
Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward Winner, 2007
Creative Futures Award, 2006

Exhibitions

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery London November 2011, 2012, 2023
Sixteen, Format Festival March 2019
Sixteen, Home Manchester February 2019
We Feed the World, Gaia Foundation, Bargehouse, London October 2018
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
‘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