Peter Bohler's work balances craft, color, and composition with an immersive commitment to his subject matter. His pictures explore the way we connect to place, and with each other, focusing on gatherings, subcultures, travel, and sports.
Peter grew up in rural New Jersey, where his Swiss-American parents raised sheep and made pottery, and he spent his formative years canoeing and backpacking in the Catskills, Adirondacks, and White Mountains. He majored in engineering at Dartmouth College, until a bike trip across Sweden and Finland convinced him he'd rather spend his time outside, with a camera.
He has shot projects on five continents, from rugged solo trips in British Columbia to 20-person productions in the heart of San Francisco. Honors include multiple American Photography selections and Society of Publication Designer medals, as well the Swiss Photo Award and PDN's 30. In 2019 he was a featured speaker at AFAR's Travel Tales, and his work has been featured on A Photo Editor, The Morning News, this is the what, and PDN.
He is scuba certified, a seasoned skier and rock climber, and holds dual US and Swiss passports. When he's not on the road he spends his time cycling and baking sourdough bread for his wife Celia and son Forest.