PETER CUNNINGHAM

photograph by Jordan Seiler

photograph by Jordan Seiler

Peter has been a professional photographer for over 30 years.  His teachers include Baptist fisherman Lester Tate, dancer Martha Myers, French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, Zen Master Bernie Glassman and singer-songwriter Janis Ian.  Peter has exhibited his photographs and StillFilms in New York, Krakow, London, Paris, Tokyo, Jerusalem, Kigali, Nanjing, Beijing, Berlin and Grand Manan, Canada. His clients include singers, teachers, chefs, playwrights, athletes, accountants, actors, fishermen and clowns.  He teaches “Photography as Zen Practice” in the US and China. is co-author with Peter Matthiessen of “Are You There Yet? A Zen Journey through Space and TIme,” and is a founding member of“The Order of DisOrder”.

In the summer of 2017, Denise Petrizzo premiered her film about Peter at The Grand Manan Museum in New Brunswick, Canada:

And here's another film by Denise Petrizzo produced by Tricycle Magazine. It features Peter interviewing his "Dharma Brothers" on the subject of passing the torch-light from one generation to the next:

link here: In 1982, as a young Zen student of Bernie Glassman, Peter Cunningham joined Bernie Glassman and his first successor, Peter Muryo Matthiessen, on a pilgrimage to pay respects to their dharma grandparents—some of the great living Zen masters of twentieth-century Japan. In this video exclusive, Cunningham, keeping it all in the dharma family, reunites with Matthiessen and his dharma son, Michel Engu Dobbs, at the zendo on Matthiessen’s property in Sagaponack, Long Island. The three discuss their lineage, which combines elements of both Soto and Rinzai Zen, and the nature of dharma transmission within it.         -from Tricycle Magazine

link hereIn 1982, as a young Zen student of Bernie Glassman, Peter Cunningham joined Bernie Glassman and his first successor, Peter Muryo Matthiessen, on a pilgrimage to pay respects to their dharma grandparents—some of the great living Zen masters of twentieth-century Japan. In this video exclusive, Cunningham, keeping it all in the dharma family, reunites with Matthiessen and his dharma son, Michel Engu Dobbs, at the zendo on Matthiessen’s property in Sagaponack, Long Island. The three discuss their lineage, which combines elements of both Soto and Rinzai Zen, and the nature of dharma transmission within it.         -from Tricycle Magazine