UK-based photographer and filmmaker, Peter Dench is a keen and astute observer of human nature who gravitates toward the quirkier aspects of life. Dench’s distinctive style, easily lends itself to commercial assignments for global brands such as Ford, Canon, Coca-Cola, Weetabix, Barclays Wealth and Barclaycard.
Dench won a World Press Photo Award in the People in the News Stories Category for the reportage project, Drinking of England. A FIFA-sponsored project, Football’s Hidden Story, comprised 26 stories across 20 different countries, documented the worldwide positive impact of football and received six global accolades.
Exhibitions include DENCH DOES DALLAS at the Art Bermondsey Project Space, London UK; The British Abroad at the Photoreporter festival, France; England Uncensored at the 2011 Visa Pour L’image Festival of Photojournalism in France and the Periscopio Festival, Spain.
He has made written contributions to the New Yorker and Telegraph Magazine and contributed a column for five years to Hungry Eye, the world’s first photography and filmmaking magazine. Dench wrote accompanying essays for his five visual monographs, THE DENCH DOZEN: Great Britons of Photography Vol. 1 (2016); DENCH DOES DALLAS (2015), The British Abroad (2015) Alcohol & England (2014) and England Uncensored (2012), which was a Pictures of the Year International photography book award finalist; in 2013, the United Nations of Photography published his memoirs, The Dench Diary, a limited edition paperback. Dench is also a TV presenter for the Channel 4 news program, reports include; What is it to be English?