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Peter was born in Washington DC. He studied history at Yale, graduating with honors in 2003. After graduation, he received a Charles P. Howland Fellowship to travel to China to document the social and environmental consequences of the Three Gorges Dam.
In 2005, he covered the Asian Tsunami, then relocated to Johannesburg, South Africa and photographed the AIDS epidemic by following the story of Holly Moyo, an HIV-positive Zimbabwean refugee. On assignment, he traveled throughout Africa.
Since 2006, he has worked on the consequences of America's wars, at home and abroad. He had made five extended trips to Iraq and Afghanistan.
In 2008 he helped organize the book and exhibition Battlespace, a retrospective of largely unseen work of 22 photographers covering Iraq and Afghanistan.
He has won many awards, including World Press Photo. '2nd Tour Hope I Don't Die' was commissioned by Photolucida's Critical Mass Book Award.
He is represented by Magnum Photos since 2008.