CREATIVE CV for PETER CUNNINGHAM:
2017 "SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT" - an exhibition in New York: Performing Artists on and off stages 1972-1985
2017 "KENT ISLAND WEATHER" - scientific observations. Dr.Robert M.Cunningham's (my father) weather station is automated and made present on the web.
2016 "WATCH THE BULLIES DANCE" - a film. Performance by Ara Fitzgerald playing P.T.Barnum: showmanship advice to candidates D.J.Trump and H.R.Clinton.
2016 “WE’VE BEEN SWALLOWED UP” - a film (5 min) Photographs from around the world - music by Bruce Springsteen (password =“kuku”)
2016 - THE MISSION in San Francisco - a film (4 min) “Everything Must Go” - music by Theo Croker
2015 - FOGSEEKER - a film (10 min) Denise Petrizzo’s film about Peter Cunningham on Grand Manan
2015 - MESA REFUGE - a writer's retreat
2015 - A THOUSAND ARMS - a book about zen - 30 years of Travels with Zen visionary Bernie Glassman
2015 -“HERE IN THE MATERIAL WORLD”- a film about sculpture (5 min) - music by Hale Appleman
2014 - EARTH: A VISITOR’S GUIDE - a book Climate Change and California Agriculture with Mark Schapiro
2014 COMING FROM NOTHING collaboration with poet Jennifer Pinard - a book
2014 WILDERNESS ROAD - a pdf A new road is blasted through Henry David Thoreau’s virgin woods
2013 MODERN DANCE - a booklet A reunion of dancers with master-teacher Martha Meyers - with Ara Fitzgerald
2013 ACTUALIZATION OF A VISIONARY - a book Pat Kuleto’s vineyard in Napa
2013 The Zen Master and the Dude - a magazine cover Shambhala Sun
2012 INTERVIEW WITH PETER MATTHIESSEN - a video Produced by tricycle Magazine and filmed by Denise Petrizzo, Peter interviews a Zen Master and his Dharma Successor at Ocean Zeno in Sagaponack.
2012 PORTRAIT OF A CREATIVE ECCENTRIC - a book The Sardine Museum in Grand Manan created by Michael Zimmer - preface by Kate Wallace
2012 - HERE AT THE LINCOLN PUBLIC LIBRARY - an exhibition catalogue Beauty uncovered in adjacent to the exhibition space.
2011-13 Teaching "PHOTOGRAPHY AS ZEN PRACTICE" at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. Also at Zen Life and Meditation Center in Chicago and The Zen Center of Los Angeles.
2010 THE FIVE BUDDHA FAMILIES - an exercise Photographs to represent this ancient division of personality types - as per Bernie Glassman.
2010 ARE WE THERE YET? - book travels in Japan, “a Zen journey to Space and Time” with Peter matthiessen and Bernie Glassman
2010 ORPHANS OF GENOCIDE in RWANDA - book “Among the Living”: Portraits in Kigali
2009 ITALIAN VANITY FAIR on Peter and Madonna
2008 YANKEE STADIUM - a film(5 min) “The Last Days”, music by Andy Friedman
2008 CULTURAL EVOLUTION IN CHINA- a book published by Pantheon photographs with observations in English and Chinese
2008 PHYSICAL REVOLUTION IN CHINA - a film The buildings are changing along with the minds
2008 Saint John Telegraph-Journal's Arts section on Peter in Grand Manan
2007 SEEING and BEING SEEN is created with Chinese students in Beijing and Shanghai
2006 CHINESE/JAPANESE RECONCILIATION CONFERENCE in Nanjing China / 2006-2008 teaching Chinese photography workshops for The One Club in Beijing and Shanghai.
2006 Peter presents a variety of Still Films nightly for a month at THE GRAND MANAN ART GALLERY
2006 YOUR MAMA - children (update code)
2006 THE ORDER OF DISORDER - a disorganization Humor enters Zen practice
2005 CHRISTO’S GATES IN CENTRAL PARK - a film (5 min) Snow falls on orange art - music by Ricky Ian Gordon
2005 Tour of STILL FILMS to Paris, London, Berlin, and Krakow.
2005 WORK/LIFE BALANCE - 2 books Corporate personal across America at work and at play.
2004 BERLIN - a still film “WENDE WANDE” or “WALLS CHANGE” music by Barbez, live performances in Manhattan and Brooklyn (link here)
2003 FREE EXPRESSION CARDS - postcards Protest cards opposing the invasion of Iraq
2001 YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU’VE Got ‘TILL IT’S GONE - booklet and film The World Trade Center attacks from Greenwich Village (update link). 2002 presented at the first anniversary with the Ground Zero priest, rabbi, and imam at The Center for Jewish History
1997 TRICYCLE MAGAZINE publishes an written essay by Peter Cunningham on a "Bearing Witness Retreat" at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
1995 Presentation of a STILL FILM for the funeral of Maezumi Roshi in TOKYO
1995 WORDWISE CARDS - greeting cards Cards made from photographs of single words (link here)
1994 OBERLIN COLLEGE mounts 4 giant murals in their new dining hall of the origins of the food we eat. A commission by Sam Anderson at Gwathmey-Siegal Architects
1993 TOMMY, the MUSICAL - book published by Pantheon. The making of a Broadway show.
1992+ STILL FILMS - a 3-screen projection medium Many shows created with image and music and presented to small audiences around the world
1990 NEW YORK CITY - a portfolio “Public Works” - a collection of commercial jobs
1990 NY PUBLIC LIBRARY OF PERFORMING ARTS AT LINCOLN CENTER presents 3 evenings of STILL FILMS.
1985 PORTRAITS OF PERFORMING ARTISTS - a film (7 min) “All You See Is Glory” - music by Janis Ian
1982 DOUBLE PORTRAITS IN THE CITY SUBWAYS - an exhibition from New York City
1977 Peter shoots "International Stud" with Harvey Fierstein, his first off-Broadway show. IMDB list of Broadway productions photographed by Peter Cunningham
1975 Peter assists HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON for a month shooting the state of New Jersey for Bill Moyers on PBS.
1974-2003 Exhibition of PERFORMING ARTISTS at THE BOTTOM LINE in NYC
1973 Peter's first commercial job: Bruce Springsteen's first publicity pictures for Columbia Records. He made a living for the next decade making images for the record companies.
1969 Peter picks up his first camera and learns darkroom after studying anthropology at Wesleyan University with David McAllester, his first photo teachers were working pros, Adger Cowen and Bob Golden.