Peter Watkins (b. 1984, UK) is an artist based in Prague. His autobiographical work explores the subjects of trauma, loss, and memory through photography, incorporating sculpture and installation into an expanded approach to the specificities inherent to the medium. He graduated from the University of Westminster, London in 2008 and the Royal College of Art, London in 2014.

Recent solo exhibition have been held at Galerie NoD, Prague 2022; Webber Gallery, London, 2017; Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, 2016; The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam, 2016; Format Festival, Derby, 2015; and Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton, 2014.

Reviews and features of Watkins’s work have been published in The Guardian, The British Journal of Photography, 1000 Words Photography Magazine, American Suburb X, HotShoe Magazine, Another Magazine, Source Magazine, Photoworks Magazine, and Paper Journal, among others.

He was the winner of the Guernsey International Photography Award in 2018, the recipient of the inaugural Skinnerboox Book Award in partnership with Polycopies in 2019, and winner of the Brighton Photo Fringe Award in 2014. He was shortlisted for Foam Museum’s Paul Huff Award on three occasions; the BJP International Photography Award in 2015, and the Magnum Graduate Award in 2015.

His book The Unforgetting was shortlisted for the Recontres Arles Author Book Award in 2020, and was selected by The Guardian as one of the best books of 2019, among others. Works from his collaborative project with Tereza Zelenkova, Index of Time, are held in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and Museum Winterthur in Switzerland.

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