Peter Cunningham is an American photographer who is best known for his concert and theater photographs made in New York City in the 1970s and 1980s. His teachers include Baptist fisherman Lester Tate, dancer Martha Myers, French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, Zen Master Bernie Glassman and singer-songwriter Janis Ian. Peter has exhibited his photographs and StillFilms in New York, Krakow, London, Paris, Tokyo, Jerusalem, Kigali, Nanjing, Beijing, Berlin and Grand Manan, Canada.
Photographic subjects include: Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Julio Iglesias, Robin Williams, Al Pacino, Mariah Carey, Richard Gere, The Knicks, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Little Shop of Horrors, and Radio City Music Hall.
Clients include Columbia Records, Warner Bros Records, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Texaco, Chase Bank, The New York Yankees, Serious Eats, Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, The One Club, Carnegie Hall, Live Nation, Rolling Stone, The Reading and Writing Project, and The New York Times.
He teaches “Photography as Zen Practice” in the US and China. is co-author with Peter Matthiessen of “Are You There Yet? A Zen Journey through Space and TIme,” and is a founding member of“The Order of DisOrder”.