About

Peter Nitsch was born and raised in East of Bavaria, Upper Palatinate. He received his BA in Communication Design from The Department of Design at the Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS).

Influenced by Nitsch’s no-mans-land childhood in Upper Palatinate and the German Skater scene of the late eighties his narratives of people in dialogue with life observe individual and collective identities through a bright, clean vision – using social context and (urban) landscape to explore these identities in relation to cultural and intercultural realities.

Nitsch published his first monograph ‘Bangkok – Urban Identities‘ in 2006. He is the recipient of numerous awards, both as designer (New York Festival, BDA, among others) and photographer (Los Angeles International Photography Award, Hasselblad Masters semifinalist, among others). He was co-founder of Europe’s first crossover Skate- and Snowboard Magazine ‘Playboard Magazine‘ and the Corporate Design Studio ‘RUPA‘.

In 2020 Nitsch became a life time member of The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand.

Peter Nitsch portrait
Peter Nitsch - publication
Behind the scenes with Tuay Prown from Beanie Boi. Photo by Saharath Ike.

Behind the scenes with Tuay Prown from Beanie Boi. Photo by Saharath Ike.

Far from the traffic jams and the go-go bars, Nitsch takes us into the front rooms of the eight million ordinary Thais who are the real Bangkok: busy, chaotic-looking, organised by an impenetrable idiosyncrasy and unashamedly human.

— JOHN BURDETT, upon Shophouses

Beautiful.

— STEFAN SAGMEISTER, upon Shophouses
Peter Nitsch - what's in my bag
Peter Nitsch - publication
Books: BANGKOK and SHOPHOUSES
Peter Nitsch - publication
Book: PLAYBOARD - Skate- & Snowboarding Design
Peter Nitsch - design
Assorted design works
COLLECTIONS

Peter Nitsch’s works can be found in the following collections
Pinakothek der Moderne Munich
Municipal Museum Munich
German Embassy Bangkok
BACC – Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre
Thai Art Archives Bangkok
AAA Archive (Asia Art Archive Collection)
Art Collection His Majesty Prince Charles

And in private collections around
Germany, France, England, Thailand

AWARDS

2020
COLOR AWARDS
2 Nominations in professional categories Fashion (1) and Portrait (1)

2019
COLOR AWARDS
4 Nominations in professional categories Fashion (1), People (2) and Portrait (1)

2018

PREMIO ENIT by ITALIEN TOURIST BOARD
BAEDEKER (Design relaunch) winner best series travel guide Italy

2012
PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP
Nominee in professional category Still Life

IF AWARDS
WORLD TRIP GOODIES, German Design Award Nominee, Communication Design

2011
PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP
Nominee in professional categories Portrait and Still Life

IF AWARDS
WORLD TRIP GOODIES, International Communication Design Award, Design and Publishing

2009
IPA, INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
SHOPHOUSES, Honorable Mention

2008
IPA, INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
BANGKOK, 3rd place in Book in professional category

GERMAN PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD
BANGKOK, Nominee

HASSELBLAD MASTERS
BANGKOK, Semi-Finalist

2003
EYES & EARS EUROPE
Halloweek, Universal Studios, Audio

EYES & EARS EUROPE
Award, ID’s, Universal Studios, Best Package

PROMAX & BDA EUROPE
Silver Medal, Shadow, Universal Studios, Best OnAir Ident-Design

2002
EYES & EARS EUROPE
Artificial Human, 13th Street, Audio

BDA INTERNATIONAL
Bronze Medal, April Movie Highlights, 13th Street, Inhouse image

2001
THE NEW YORK FESTIVAL
Gold World Medal, Masters of Thrill, 13th Street, Audio

BDA INTERNATIONAL
Bronze Medal, Masters of Thrill, 13th Street, Inhouse Image Promo

EYES & EARS OF EUROPE
Bronze Medal, Master, Award, Masters of Thrill, 13th Street, Audio

2000
BDA INTERNATIONAL
Bronze Medal, Halloween, ProSieben, Inhouse image Promo

EXHIBITIONS

Group Exhibitions
2019
T/I/T/B/M, photoMÜNCHEN 19, Munich

2008
Bangkok – Urban Identities, Kulturreich Gallery, Hamburg

Solo Exhibitions
2007
4 x 8 m, Kathmandu Photo Gallery, Bangkok

Peter Nitsch (BA)
Albrechtstrasse 30
80636 Munich
Germany
mail@peternitsch.com


The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand

Life time member of
The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand

Represented by
Gallery Stock, New York
plainpicture, Hamburg