Peter Steinhauer is an artist photographer who has been living and working in Asia since 1993. In January 2014, after 20 years living in Asia, Steinhauer, his wife and three children relocated back to the US to San Francisco.
His photography focuses on architecture within urban landscape, natural landscape, Asian faces and man made structure.
His finely crafted prints are exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, and are in private collections of the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and a growing number of private and corporate collections world wide. He is a recipient of numerous international photography awards including a Ford Foundation grant for his multi year work in Vietnam, a Black and White Spider Award for Architecture, IPA and PX3 Paris awards, among others.
His works have been showcased in publications such as TIME, Communication Arts, Archive, B+W, Black and White, Lenswork Asian Art News and the inflight magazines of Cathay Pacific, United and Malaysian Airlines. Steinhauer is also a member of the elite Explorers Club in New York.
Steinhauer’s first artist monograph, Vietnam: Portraits and Lanscapes, was published by Edition Stemmle in 2002. Enduring Spirit of Vietnam, his second artist monograph was published in 2007 and was awarded Best Photography Book of the Year 2007 by PDN (Photo District News), and won a Silver Medal in the Independent Publishers Annual Book Awards 2007. Other book
projects in the works include two books on Hong Kong, one on Bali, and a third on Vietnam.
Steinhauer developed an early fascination and appreciation of cultures from parents that brought he and his siblings on annual travels. Since he can remember, the idea of experiencing a new city or country was something that had a tremendous impact on his imagination, wanting to explore, get lost and see as much as possible wherever he traveled to. This experience has led him to live in numerous cities throughout the US, in Stockholm, Sweden, both Hanoi and Saigon, Vietnam, Hong Kong and now back in Singapore for a second time. He is proficient in the Vietnamese language after 12 years of residing there.
Steinhauer has been a lifetime athlete and cyclist, and is a passionate triathlete competing annually in races throughout Southeast Asia. Other major passions are Asian food, the music of Dead Can Dance and Deep House, old Zhang Yimou films and watching all the European professional cycling races throughout the year, never missing the Tour De France.