Peter Badge was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1974 and began his career as a freelance artist and photographer in 1993. In 1995, he moved to Berlin to study art history and has been living and working there ever since. He initially worked as a freelance photographer for various magazines, and soon began developing his own independent concepts and projects. Choosing portraiture as his primary focus, Badge concentrates on noted personalities, including scientists and politicians, artists and actors, musicians and photographers and, in his latest works, on “Men on the Moon – from Armstrong to Aldrin”, “Icons of the Economy” and “Philanthropists”. He has also completed series on the electronic music pioneer Oskar Sala, Elvis impersonators (“Elviswho”) and the popular German actor and musician Marius Müller-Westernhagen (in cooperation with the Art Cologne and the National Music Center in Washington, D.C.).
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In 2000 Peter Badge embarked on a comprehensive series of photographs of Nobel Laureates. Commissioned by the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., the National Museum of American History as well as the Deutsche Museum and co-funded by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung. This project has developed into a long-term, ongoing mission, which has taken Badge all over the world in order to capture images of all living Nobel Laureates.
In 2012, Badge was commissioned by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung / Heidelberg Laureate Forum (in cooperation with the awarding institutions) to create portraits of all living recipients of the Turing Award, ACM Prize in Computing, the Abel Prize, the Fields Medal and the Nevanlinna Prize around the world.
Peter Badge has published numerous books and has been printed in magazines and newspapers worldwide. His work is represented in various international private and public collections. More about Peter Badge →