Peter Marlow (photographer)

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Peter Marlow (born 1952, Kenilworth, England) is a British news photographer and member of Magnum Photos.


Marlow studied psychology at Manchester University, graduating in 1974. He began his photography career in 1975 working on an Italian cruise liner in the Caribbean before joining the Sygma news agency in Paris in 1976.[1] In the late 1970s Marlow worked in Northern Ireland and Lebanon, but soon found that the competition of photojournalism did not suit him. He returned home to Britain, and worked in Liverpool on an 8-year project. He became associated with Magnum photos in 1981 and became a full member in 1986.[2]

In 1991 he received an assignment from the Somme department in France to photograph Amiens.[3] Later he began to work abroad again, travelling to Japan, the United States, and other parts of Europe.[4] His photography now is primarily in color.[5] Though well known for his depictions of places, Marlow has also documented politics with a collaboration with Tony Blair.[1]



  • 1989: Moving Stills, Channel 4, UK.
  • 1992: Waiting for Madonna (documentary 15′ directed by Marlow), TV Tokyo, Japan/Little Magic Productions USA.
  • 1994: Profile of Peter Marlow, The Late Show, BBC, UK.



  • 1979: The Ultra Right in Europe, The Canon Gallery, Amsterdam.
  • 1983: London by Night, The Photographers' Gallery, London.
  • 1987: Peter Marlow's London Night Photos, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • 1989: Liverpool, Il Diaframma, Milan.
  • 1993: Looking Out to Sea, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool; The Photographers' Gallery, London.
  • 1993: Brighton Besides the Seaside, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK.
  • 1994: Looking Out to Sea, Royal Photographic Society, Bath, UK.
  • 1998: Non Places, Keynes Gallery, Canterbury, UK.
  • 1999: Ancient Kumano Roads Japan and the Road to Santiago de Compostela Spain, Galleries in Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo and Wakayama, Japan.
  • 2000: Britain, Saison Photographique Cherbourg Octeville, France.
  • 2001: Nantes, ABN AMRO Gallery Nantes, France.


Marlow's work is held in the following public collections:


  1. ^ a b Euro Visions biography
  2. ^ Epstein, Robert (22 May 2012). "Portfolio: Peter Marlow". The Independent (The Independent). Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Personal website biography
  4. ^ Magnum Photos biography
  5. ^ Urban Encounters biography
  6. ^ "Historial", Deputación da Coruña. Accessed 5 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Honorary fellowships", Royal Photographic Society. Accessed 5 April 2015.

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