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Peter Sanders

Peter Sanders is the world’s pre-eminent photographer of the Muslim world. For more than 45 years, he has captured over half a million images reflecting a rich traditional civilization filled with warmth, humanity and compassion.

He began his career in the 1960s as one of London’s leading rock and roll photographers, and his images of Jimi Hendrix, Marc Bolan, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones, among others, are today considered classics of the period.

Peter’s metaphorical journey of discovery started 50 years ago. Over that time he has amassed a photographic archive of more than 500,000 images.

Peter started his journey with the ‘rock icons’ of the late 60’s and this led him to his early travels through India and its various faiths.

Peter’s physical journey ran in parallel with his spiritual exploration of faith. These journeys led him to document the Islamic world of peoples, architecture and geography. It also provided him the opportunity to meet with people around the world and photographed aspects of life and society.

It is the personal and spiritual insight that Peter gained that allows him to produce images that truly encapsulate the subject. More recently, Peter has been active in numerous ways to facilitate a greater understanding of the Islamic faith in the western world.

As a result of his activities Peter has been named as one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world. He continues to act as a translator of Islam to those interested in acquiring a greater understanding and to encourage broader and deeper interactions between people of different races and faith.

He is a permanent Ambassador of the charity MOSAIC which was established by HRH Prince Charles and prior to that was on the Board of Trustees of MOSAIC for five years.

As an illustration of the breadth of influence, Peter received the ‘Fashion and Islamic Art 2013’ award from HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoum in Dubai.


A Selection Of Work Available At The HOARD Gallery

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