Pete Brook is an independent writer and curator interested in social justice and the politics of visual culture. He is the editor of Prison Photography, a website that analyzes imagery produced within, and about, the prison industrial complex.
Pete holds Master’s degrees in Art History (University of St Andrews), and Art Gallery and Museum Studies (University of Manchester). He has lectured internationally on the topic of photography, taught art in prisons, volunteered with Books To Prisoners and served as a board member with University Beyond Bars. His work has been featured by The New York Times, The British Journal of Photography, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times, ACLU, and Vice, among others.
He has curated multiple shows, including Cruel and Unusual for Noorderlicht Gallery in Holland (Feb-Apr 2012), Seen But Not Heard in Belgrade, Serbia (Dec 2013), and Status Update in San Francisco, CA (Nov 2015). He is best known for his exhibition Prison Obscura, commissioned by Haverford College, PA. The exhibition travelled to seven venues throughout the US (Jan 2014-May 2016).
His writing has been published by Aperture, Wired, Outside Online, Medium, Time, The Atlantic, International Center for Photography, CNN, Truthout, and The Marshall Project.
Pete is based on the American West Coast.