Peter studied the art of painting at FH Cologne and photography at the University of Bielefeld. After finishing his studies, he started working as a professional freelance photographer for international advertising agencies – never loosing touch with the artistic roots of his career.
It was all about the energy, the light and the great people: When visiting Johannesburg and Cape Town in 1999 during a photo shoot, Peter Franks enthusiasm for South Africa emerged in a flash.
Franks most recent work shows traditional healers in the townships of Cape Town. He captures their inspiring, profound attitude in calm pictures, focussing on their strong expression and fundamental energy. Frank visited the Sangomas in their homes or at the sites where they perform their traditional rituals. Focussing on the spirituality of the Sangomas, the pictures are not solely a documentary of rituals, but even more an unobtrusive reminder of ancient tradition and culture