Peter Dench, based in London, works primarily in the editorial, portraiture, video and advertising fields of image making.
He is a keen and astute observer of human nature, and in particular some of the more quirky aspects of life. His distinctive, strong reportage style, predominantly in color, has guaranteed regular commissions from a range of respected national and international publications including, among others: STERN Magazine, TIME, Weekend Guardian, Telegraph Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, GEO, Men’s Health, The National, GQ and Tatler.
Dench has achieved a World Press Photo Award in the People in the News Stories category and participated in the World Press Joop Swart Masterclass. Solo exhibitions include “LoveUK” in Cardiff, UK and “England Uncensored” at the 2011 Visa pour l’Image festival of photojournalism in France and the Periscopio festival, Spain. In 2010, Dench placed 2nd in Advertising at the Sony World Photography Awards.
Football’s Hidden Story, a FIFA-sponsored project comprising 26 stories across 20 different countries documenting the positive impact that football has had at grass root level on individuals and communities across the planet, received six global accolades including a World in Focus, AOP Open and PDN Photo Annual Award.
Dench is also contributing editor to the photography and film making magazine Hungry Eye which publishes his monthly column, the often laugh-out-loud, “Dench Diary.” He is also Creative Director at White Cloth Gallery, a film and photography events space in Leeds, UK.
Commercial clients he has worked with include Barclaycard, Barclays Bank, British Heart Foundation, Danish Bacon, FIFA, Suzuki, and Weetabix.