Peter began his career as a documentary photographer while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Ghana from 2006 to 2008. His current long-term project, “Life Without Lights,” explores the social and economic implications of global energy poverty and raises questions about energy policy. Peter’s photography and multimedia work have been published by National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, GEO, Foreign Policy, Mother Jones and Wired, among many others.
Peter has also worked with a number of nongovernmental organizations, including Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), Human Rights Watch, the International Committee of the Red Cross, Save the Children, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Carter Center, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. He has received three grants — in 2009, 2011 and 2012 —from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.