Peter Dammann...was born in Hamburg on December 25, 1950. He first trained as a film print finisher, then studied Social Pedagogy, and became a social worker. He studied Photography at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts from 1982 to 1989. In 1999, he took up a second residence in Bern, Switzerland, and became a member of the Focus Agency in 2005. His reportages were published in Stern, Mare, Chrismon, the Neue Zürcher newspaper and taz, among others. He received numerous awards and grants. As of 2011, he taught Photographic Image Composition at the School of Design Bern and Biel. Peter Dammann died of a heart attack on March 2, 2015.
Dammann’s estate is cared for by the Fotostiftung Schweiz in Winterthur.