Peter Hoffman: Glass Corner
Peter Hoffman’s Glass Corner investigates one single window surface as a photographic subject. Taken over the course of one winter in Chicago, these images are connected in time and place yet are all vastly different in their visual makeup. Some are more textual while some point to pedestrians and the landscape on the exterior, making them about not only transition and change in surface but how the window connects and separates pedestrians in the public space. Peter’s new publication Glass Corner can be found here.
Peter’s primary interest as an image maker is at the place where humanity and environments interact, and he often uses defined physical spaces as parameters for his projects. An avid running + fitness geek and almost lifelong skateboarder, the exploratory nature of these pursuits have deeply influenced his work.
Peter’s personal work has been featured in National Geographic, Time, The New Yorker, Fast Company, Vice Creator’s Project and others.
Prior to focusing on his art full time, he worked on commissions for The New York Times, The Wall St. Journal, The Guardian, NPR, MSNBC and other national media outlets. He is currently an MFA student at UNC – Chapel Hill.
Peter’s first book Again and Again was released in 2014, His work can be seen in the special collections at:
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University
The Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography
Joan Flasch Artist’s Book Collection – School of the Art Institute, Chicago
John Cleary Library – Houston Center for Photography
Documentary Photography Archive – Ohio University Library
The Sloane Art Library – University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
I made the photographs over the course of a Chicago winter, looking through a single window at a medium sized downtown pedestrian intersection. The work is a meditation on surface, environment, gesture and color, with consideration given to how the window paradoxically connects and separates people in the public space.
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